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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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28,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 7305

$3.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 7305

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

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

64% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 661 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

6% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.76M

2012

$2.94M

2013

$3.06M

2014

$3.16M

2015

Number of Claims

27,826

2012

30,144

2013

30,220

2014

28,459

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

1,115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,110

prescriptions.

189

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,035

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

937

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

10 3 96
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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

4 15
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

5 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

6 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
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

555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
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

486

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
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

456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

201

patients, 29% of all patients

10 52
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12 374
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

224

patients, 33% of all patients

A 13 106
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 47
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

17 132
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

18 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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

19 9
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

160

patients, 23% of all patients

20 66
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

21 221
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

22 53
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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

23 54
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

24 141
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

25 68
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

26 36
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

27 176
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 149
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

29 42
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 306
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

31 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

A 32 70
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

33 58
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

A 34 45
FLECTOR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

10 34 350
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

R 36 39
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

37 98
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

38 55
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 48
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 92
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

42 84
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

43 13
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

44 22
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

45 35
VIREAD 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 319
VASCEPA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

47 125
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 18
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

49 163
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 76
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

51 138
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 10
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 142
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

53 28
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 137
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 120
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 61
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

58 88
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

59 231
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

60 72
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 341
COREG CR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 62 481
ATELVIA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 226
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 161
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

63 17
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 90
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

67 113
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 297
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

70 85
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 14
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

71 97
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

73 147
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 20
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 81
LOVAZA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

76 260
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

77 310
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

78 144
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 95
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 227
PROLIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

81 253
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

81 215
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 301
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

84 207
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 85 198
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

85 51
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

85 167
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

88 56
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

88 27
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

90 69
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

91 447
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

92 171
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

93 252
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 94 174
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

94 111
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 59
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 112
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 278
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

97 26
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 105
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 101 432
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 155
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

103 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 104 71
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 49
TEKTURNA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 105 475
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 148
OTEZLA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 108 607
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

109 139
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 117
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 112 128
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 212
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 109
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 247
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 116 43
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 117 135
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 117 21
JALYN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 325
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

119 172
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. 22, 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.