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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 511

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 511

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

98% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

58% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 711 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.09M

2012

$1.4M

2013

$1.67M

2014

$2.3M

2015

Number of Claims

26,644

2012

32,930

2013

36,833

2014

43,244

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
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,705

prescriptions.

201

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
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

1,639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,580

prescriptions.

190

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
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

1,214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,148

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
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

1,000

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

952

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
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

916

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
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

873

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

7 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

9 38
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

737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

10 25
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

693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

11 59
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

644

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

12 46
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

644

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
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

643

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 34
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

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

604

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

17 11
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

601

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

18 27
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

528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

19 48
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

20 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

23 111
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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

24 63
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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

R 25 40
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

269

patients, 35% of all patients

A 26 43
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

27 60
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

28 65
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O 29 19
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 30 153
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

32 8
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

33 52
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

34 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 53
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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

36 20
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 73
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

39 41
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 21
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 62
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

42 68
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

43 31
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 121
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

45 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 50
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

48 114
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

49 49
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

49 32
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 123
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 12
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

55 105
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

56 140
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 18
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

58 39
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

59 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 60 139
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

61 85
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

62 141
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

63 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

63 33
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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 137
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

A 66 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 30
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 55
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 26
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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

70 109
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 58
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

72 42
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

73 57
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 104
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 128
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 157
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

78 126
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

79 79
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

80 142
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 81 9
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 103
VASCEPA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

82 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 99
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 119
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 277
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 86
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

87 87
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 74
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

90 158
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

91 110
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 76
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 113
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 67
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

95 129
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

96 181
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 97 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 108
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

98 106
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

100 179
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 90
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

102 333
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

103 242
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

104 299
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 105 173
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 61
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 93
PIROXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

108 243
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 150
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 110 45
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 83
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 112 69
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

113 96
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

114 160
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 115 102
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 116 36
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

117 215
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

118 122
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 56
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 120 94
OSENI 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 10 121 396
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 122 263
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 71
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

124 75
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

125 146
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 126 172
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

126 131
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 128 154
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

129 213
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 165
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 129 80
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 81
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

133 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 133 98
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

133 205
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 133 195
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 137 82
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 137 194
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 137 201
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 140 151
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

140 155
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 142 207
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 143 303
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 198
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 145 84
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 146 70
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 146 127
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 146 305
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

146 226
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 150 135
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 151 265
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 151 262
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 May 2, 2014.
  • 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.