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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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39,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 6974

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 6974

963 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

14% of this provider’s 801 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

37% of this provider’s 963 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 801 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

32% of this provider’s 963 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.95M

2012

$2.06M

2013

$2.08M

2014

$2.1M

2015

Number of Claims

34,782

2012

43,490

2013

41,285

2014

39,977

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,375

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,210

prescriptions.

217

patients, 23% of all patients

1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,294

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,792

prescriptions.

230

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
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

1,454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,338

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

3 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

4 23
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

1,116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

185

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
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

996

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
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

808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

O 11 9
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

12 75
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

574

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 94
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

18 19
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

19 97
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

19 63
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 74
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

22 69
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

24 4
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

25 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

26 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

27 103
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

28 8
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 117
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 70
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 62
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

33 147
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

A 35 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 132
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 135
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

39 143
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 189
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 40 303
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

42 7
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

44 15
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

46 18
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 104
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 162
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 256
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 80
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

56 170
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 168
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 106
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 136
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 123
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

62 86
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 138
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

64 127
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11 65 167
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

R 67 34
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 25
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

73 109
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 130
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

75 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

76 17
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 22
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 375
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 79 241
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

81 472
KLOR-CON 8 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

82 261
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

83 283
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

84 220
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

84 208
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 218
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 108
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 27
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 187
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

90 48
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 47
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 92 279
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 55
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 73
GLYCOPYRROLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 370
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

96 365
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 90
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 R 98 194
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 99 322
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

100 36
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 193
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 113
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 102 181
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 102 290
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

105 59
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A 106 346
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

107 245
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 128
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 109 87
HEPARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 258
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 111 30
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 110
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 198
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 393
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 114 225
TRANSDERM-SCOP 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 552
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 117 71
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

118 76
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 85
ENTACAPONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 120 442
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 121 101
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 122 200
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

123 474
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 163
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 125 120
BUDESONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

126 516
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 127 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 298
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 127 340
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 130 556
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 130 309
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 132 359
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 132 380
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 134 78
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

135 175
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 136 66
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 136 318
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 271
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

138 495
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

140 191
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

141 43
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 141 268
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 143 49
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 143 164
PROCRIT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 143 364
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 143 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 147 273
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

147 265
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 149 207
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 149 486
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 Sept. 1, 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.