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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 6974

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 6974

1,179 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

6% of this provider’s 957 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 1,179 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 957 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

18% of this provider’s 1,179 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.16M

2012

$1.12M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.53M

2015

Number of Claims

23,352

2012

24,553

2013

25,669

2014

27,795

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
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

1,201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

214

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

867

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

212

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
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

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

3 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

803

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

200

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

187

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

8 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
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

444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 9
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

15 1
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

16 33
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

17 31
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

22 51
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

27 46
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 42
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

31 89
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

33 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 74
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 104
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

37 43
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

R 38 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 30
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

40 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 91
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 117
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

47 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 48 194
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 90
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 136
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

54 119
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 95
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

57 200
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 58
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

59 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 71
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

62 177
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

64 128
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 47
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

67 69
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

67 17
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

71 50
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 106
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

74 53
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

75 201
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

76 73
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 27
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 111
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 62
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 79
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 340
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 57
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 44
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

84 134
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 191
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 265
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 86 298
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

88 121
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 369
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 96
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 283
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 68
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 60
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 172
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

95 236
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 155
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

97 52
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 99 143
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 123
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

100 92
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 48
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 85
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 104 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 147
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 55
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 112
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 67
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 109 70
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 142
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 109 64
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 109 97
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 76
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 262
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 146
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 114 179
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.