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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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37,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 6974

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 6974

1,054 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

6% of this provider’s 876 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

43% of this provider’s 1,054 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 876 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

33% of this provider’s 1,054 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.4M

2012

$1.78M

2013

$1.8M

2014

$1.73M

2015

Number of Claims

33,452

2012

51,084

2013

37,547

2014

37,821

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
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

1,343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,252

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
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

1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,027

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

263

patients, 25% of all patients

O 6 9
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

940

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

7 33
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

863

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
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

822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
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

786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

14 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
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

642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

16 27
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

17 75
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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

18 65
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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

22 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

23 81
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

25 7
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 63
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

A 27 79
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

31 26
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 94
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 170
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 39
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

41 59
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

41 10
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

43 15
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 37
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 25
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 31
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 48
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

48 57
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

48 53
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

R 51 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

O 52 30
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 55 152
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

57 28
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 85
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11 59 385
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

A 60 42
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 60
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 101
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

64 40
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 155
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 142
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11 68 336
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 22
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

70 121
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 130
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 74
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 297
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 44
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

78 43
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

80 17
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 90
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 117
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 87
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 38
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 76
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

86 134
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

87 89
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 138
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 88 197
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 207
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

90 58
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 316
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 93 181
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 224
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 95 200
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 95 103
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 123
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 98 140
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 52
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 72
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 101 218
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 69
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 106
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

104 67
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 105 268
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 407
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 107 133
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 108 55
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 108 317
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 108 202
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 395
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

112 271
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 113 279
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 68
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 135
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

117 219
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

117 92
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 160
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 120 256
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

121 51
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 122 216
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 123 172
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 176
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 125 97
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 126 309
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

126 77
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 128 153
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

128 119
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 128 54
ACETIC ACID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 131 607
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

132 175
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

132 284
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 141
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 198
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 454
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 137 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 137 132
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 137 105
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

140 61
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 141 113
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 141 241
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 143 393
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

143 109
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 143 365
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 Dec. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.