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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 511

$3.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 511

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

3% of this provider’s 552 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 552 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$3M

2012

$3.34M

2013

$3.82M

2014

$3.83M

2015

Number of Claims

34,401

2012

37,435

2013

38,587

2014

38,537

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
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

1,765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,713

prescriptions.

185

patients, 31% of all patients

1 25
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,012

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

3 29
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

983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

5 52
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

7 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 53
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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

11 4
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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

11 46
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

13 11
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

14 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

O 15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

16 35
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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

17 93
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

543

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

18 2
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

19 64
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

10 20 131
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

518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 57
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

512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
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

506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

23 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

24 24
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

25 87
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

487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

26 49
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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

28 44
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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

R 29 40
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

30 114
VASCEPA 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

31 89
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

32 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

33 30
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

34 109
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

34 61
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

36 28
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

36 116
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

38 112
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 42
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

41 39
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 113
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

43 15
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 118
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

45 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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 41
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

10 47 191
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

48 22
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 74
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 50
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 176
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 8
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

53 27
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

54 23
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

55 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 55 9
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

55 56
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 17
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

59 106
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

59 88
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 61 70
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 21
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

63 7
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 147
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 157
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 76
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 55
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 153
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

70 146
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

70 37
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

72 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 48
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 143
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 90
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 104
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

76 142
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 182
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 192
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 291
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 167
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 33
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 62
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 230
KLOR-CON 8 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

86 203
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

88 207
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

89 85
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

89 68
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 69
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 114
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 128
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 140
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 94 275
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 96 86
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 97 132
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 98 43
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 99 194
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

100 164
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

101 155
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 102 73
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 103 105
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 103 36
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 105 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 106 135
ROZEREM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 409
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

108 205
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.

<11 109 119
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 110 47
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 171
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 112 81
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 162
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

113 59
SILENOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 R 115 423
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 116 151
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 117 173
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 118 32
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 119 165
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 119 305
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 121 108
LOVAZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

121 200
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 149
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 123 318
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

125 337
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 March 10, 2010.
  • 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.