Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

25,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 808

$3.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 808

680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 680 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 633 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

More resources »

Opioids

9% of this provider’s 680 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $184 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$2.71M

2012

$3.17M

2013

$3.68M

2014

$3.57M

2015

Number of Claims

22,611

2012

25,808

2013

27,193

2014

25,938

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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

1,042

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

181

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,008

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

812

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

3 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

4 29
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5 84
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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7 90
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

8 31
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 68
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 81
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

11 150
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12 51
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

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 44
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

14 73
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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 61
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

19 59
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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 157
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 11
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

22 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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 66
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

25 57
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 106
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

28 137
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 166
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

30 165
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

30 62
ARANESP 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10 32 252
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

33 132
VASCEPA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 99
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

35 2
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

36 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

37 18
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

39 9
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

40 79
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 16
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 14
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

44 128
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

R 45 42
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

46 64
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 98
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

47 101
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 48
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 55
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

51 78
ATELVIA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

52 218
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

53 209
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 88
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 201
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 82
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

58 23
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 58
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

60 56
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 236
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

64 27
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 7
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 70
EXFORGE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

10 67 255
CROMOLYN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

68 266
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

69 191
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 69
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 111
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 38
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

72 175
ZENPEP 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 182
PROSOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 75 30
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

76 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 80
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 102
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 5
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 148
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 81 172
JENTADUETO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 82 346
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 297
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 195
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

84 96
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 93
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

86 189
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

86 152
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 32
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 122
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 91 43
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 234
PARICALCITOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 100
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 140
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 15
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

95 200
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 71
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 370
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

98 109
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 52
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 134
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 241
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 65
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

104 283
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 104 26
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 41
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 240
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 37
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 222
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 108 135
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 167
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 111 225
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 113 276
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 3, 2013.
  • 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.