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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 7305

$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 7305

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

94% 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

2% of this provider’s 605 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

63% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 605 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

41% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.29M

2012

$2.62M

2013

$2.83M

2014

$2.88M

2015

Number of Claims

25,389

2012

27,819

2013

26,915

2014

27,130

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,043

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
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

699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

2 15
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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

3 81
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

219

patients, 33% of all patients

4 68
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

235

patients, 36% of all patients

A 5 106
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

509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

217

patients, 33% of all patients

A 8 45
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 54
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

11 52
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 274
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 30
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

14 7
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

154

patients, 23% of all patients

15 132
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

16 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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

171

patients, 26% of all patients

O 16 71
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

18 47
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

19 32
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

21 58
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

22 113
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 42
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 2
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

25 138
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

26 147
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

27 16
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

28 241
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

29 35
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

10 29 284
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

R 31 39
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

31 36
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 11
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

35 44
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

36 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

O 37 8
PROLIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

37 253
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

39 88
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 76
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

41 12
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

43 219
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

44 161
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 155
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

46 96
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

47 148
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

47 89
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

49 225
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

50 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

51 26
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

52 3
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

53 20
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

54 97
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 95
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

56 221
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

57 40
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

58 250
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 53
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 27
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

61 111
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

62 163
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 63 396
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 217
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

65 56
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

66 224
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 141
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

67 59
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

69 404
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

69 171
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

71 230
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 90
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

73 193
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 75 70
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

75 215
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 29
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

78 176
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

79 21
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

80 178
VASCEPA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

81 125
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 121
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

83 98
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

84 72
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 14
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 86 25
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 231
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 18
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

89 154
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

89 295
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 277
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

92 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

93 23
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

94 584
EPIPEN 2-PAK

Used for emergency treatmen... +

Used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

95 587
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

96 137
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

97 258
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

R 97 593
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 297
ATELVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

97 226
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

101 66
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

101 174
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 103 64
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

104 487
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 310
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 105 79
JALYN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

107 325
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 91
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

109 242
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 24
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

111 92
KLOR-CON 8 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

111 247
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

113 139
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 55
TOBRADEX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

114 613
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

114 183
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

114 453
LOVAZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

118 260
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

119 169
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 119 360
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

121 317
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 121 184
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 128
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 49
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

124 167
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

124 196
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 127 48
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 127 104
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

127 442
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 July 1, 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.