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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1430

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1430

1,284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,260 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 1,284 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,260 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 1,284 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.49M

2012

$1.44M

2013

$1.52M

2014

$1.5M

2015

Number of Claims

21,804

2012

23,466

2013

23,764

2014

23,973

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

1,571

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,559

prescriptions.

353

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
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

1,012

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

270

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

906

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

228

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
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

838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

235

patients, 18% of all patients

4 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

6 36
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

661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

7 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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

8 49
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
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

490

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24
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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

11 91
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

375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

12 64
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

13 39
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

14 54
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

A 15 141
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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

17 99
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

156

patients, 12% of all patients

A 19 78
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

20 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

20 5
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

22 191
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

24 6
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

27 79
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

29 72
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

30 70
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

32 237
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

33 68
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

34 69
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

36 10
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

38 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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

38 95
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

38 132
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

42 19
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

43 14
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

43 43
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

45 157
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

46 34
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

49 131
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 246
TRIAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

51 243
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

51 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 48
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

54 85
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

56 86
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

R 56 53
PROLIA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

58 161
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 59 25
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

60 106
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

61 169
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 129
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 46
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A 65 151
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

66 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

68 211
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

68 171
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

70 225
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 96
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 281
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 33
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 210
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

76 289
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 194
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 47
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

78 94
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 223
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 82
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 123
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 252
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 93
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 71
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

85 28
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A 87 135
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 195
FLUNISOLIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

89 375
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 89 138
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 270
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

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

92 236
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 Oct. 28, 2016.
  • 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.