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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 324

$3.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 324

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 824 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 824 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 9%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$3.27M

2012

$3.17M

2013

$3.26M

2014

$3.12M

2015

Number of Claims

41,851

2012

42,952

2013

41,064

2014

38,245

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

3,169

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

3,052

prescriptions.

466

patients, 54% of all patients

1 1
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

2,063

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,965

prescriptions.

255

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,752

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,681

prescriptions.

257

patients, 30% of all patients

3 8
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

1,026

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

4 20
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

1,010

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
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

864

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

6 31
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

839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
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

810

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

8 30
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

10 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

12 61
VASCEPA 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

13 106
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

14 25
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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 81
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

501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

19 49
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

21 57
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 64
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

25 73
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

26 55
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

A 29 52
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 38
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 129
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

35 93
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

36 69
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

36 174
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

39 177
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

39 70
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

41 161
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

43 85
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 48
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

45 91
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 43
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 179
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

10 48 154
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

A 49 108
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

52 37
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 65
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 159
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 151
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

58 78
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 213
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 46
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 11
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 10
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 121
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

63 92
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 74
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 54
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 158
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 162
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 224
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

72 206
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 12
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 74 90
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

75 200
ATELVIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 172
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 29
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 119
KOMBIGLYZE XR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 144
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 127
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 98
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 207
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

R 83 40
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 124
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 85 253
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

86 199
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 100
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 182
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 9
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 90 21
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 77
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

92 41
EXFORGE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 94 265
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 94 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 96 227
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 63
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 166
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 98 57
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 111
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 101 163
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 101 132
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 278
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

R 104 204
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

104 224
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

106 147
INVOKAMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 106 223
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 143
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 190
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 109 203
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 286
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 112 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 113 113
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 114 67
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

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

114 142
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 195
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 224
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

117 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 117 297
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 15
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 121 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 121 96
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.