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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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19,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 7305

$13.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 7305

238 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

11% of this provider’s 101 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

54% of this provider’s 238 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 101 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

44% of this provider’s 238 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$677 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 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

$7.46M

2012

$8.72M

2013

$11.5M

2014

$13.1M

2015

Number of Claims

15,715

2012

17,338

2013

18,021

2014

19,366

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

2 150
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

3 202
SEROSTIM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4 419
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

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

R 5 39
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

6 210
EPZICOM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

7 238
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

8 156
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

A 8 127
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

11 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

11 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

O 13 8
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

14 81
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 94
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

17 3
STRIBILD 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

18 369
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

19 20
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

20 197
TIVICAY 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

21 276
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

22 32
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

22 28
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

24 4
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 92
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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

26 61
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 304
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

28 34
TRIUMEQ 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

29 316
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

30 12
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

31 327
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

32 47
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

33 330
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

35 30
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

36 24
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

37 9
PRIVIGEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 37 551
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

39 118
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

39 269
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

41 98
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

42 137
INTELENCE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

42 333
SELZENTRY 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 44 484
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

44 64
OXANDROLONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44 512
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

47 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

48 17
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

49 56
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

R 49 122
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

51 63
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

52 62
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

53 230
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

54 91
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

55 77
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

55 139
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

57 161
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

58 35
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

58 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

58 26
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

61 134
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 75
DEPO-TESTOSTERONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

10 63 535
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

63 11
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

65 72
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 66 191
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

67 111
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

A 68 45
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 69 194
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 346
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

69 88
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 72 73
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 73 6
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

R 73 483
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

A 75 432
DRONABINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

76 519
NEVIRAPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 76 403
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

78 113
REYATAZ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 79 244
VIREAD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 80 319
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

81 196
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

82 349
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 82 187
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 82 44
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

82 482
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 86 74
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 180
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 86 175
PREZCOBIX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 89 439
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 89 119
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

91 54
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 140
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 87
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

A 93 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 95 124
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

96 171
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 96 135
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

96 612
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 99 350
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 100 46
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 100 50
NEUPOGEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 100 619
ENTECAVIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 103 624
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 103 21
LEXIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 103 624
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

103 68
KALETRA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 107 435
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

108 59
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 108 361
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 108 115
LAMIVUDINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 111 422
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

111 55
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 561
NUVIGIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 114 659
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 114 222
EGRIFTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 114 659
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 114 322
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 118 10
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 8, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.