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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 7305

$3.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 7305

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 436 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

50% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

32% of this provider’s 436 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

25% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.22M

2012

$2.49M

2013

$2.66M

2014

$3.25M

2015

Number of Claims

34,637

2012

41,209

2013

41,951

2014

44,206

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
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

1,751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,453

prescriptions.

173

patients, 34% of all patients

1 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

128

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

3 13
VASCEPA 1,114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

10 4 125
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

1,044

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

5 62
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

997

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

7 1
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

907

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

8 85
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

904

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

9 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

893

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

10 10 76
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

837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

11 7
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

825

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

12 88
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

13 47
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

760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

14 44
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

O 15 25
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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

16 81
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

16 3
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

18 11
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

684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

19 32
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

656

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

20 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

629

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

21 20
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

627

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

22 16
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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

23 14
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

602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

24 120
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

25 68
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

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

26 6
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

27 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

28 48
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

29 12
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

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

R 30 39
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

31 23
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

32 66
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

32 90
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

32 40
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 30
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

36 15
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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

37 46
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

38 2
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

39 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

40 24
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

41 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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

42 37
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 136
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

44 89
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

45 29
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 135
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

48 161
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 74
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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

50 58
LOVAZA 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

51 260
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

52 98
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

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

53 144
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

54 137
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

55 21
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

56 27
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 59
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 58 414
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

58 84
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

60 34
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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 117
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 179
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

63 100
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 53
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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

63 72
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

66 67
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

133

patients, 26% of all patients

A 67 45
ATELVIA 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 226
JARDIANCE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 69 509
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

70 141
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

71 111
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 148
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

74 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 124
FOLIC ACID 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

76 468
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

77 138
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

R 10 78 360
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

79 143
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

80 42
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

81 139
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 28
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 43
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 77
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 306
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 86 119
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 99
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 113
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 89 301
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 9
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

91 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

A 92 70
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 56
JALYN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

93 325
VITAMIN D2 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 516
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

96 52
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 97 182
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 60
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

99 217
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 63
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

101 171
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 251
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 102 195
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 265
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 105 216
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 106 31
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 107 258
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 108 185
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 229
PIROXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

110 347
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

111 172
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 111 168
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 113 163
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 73
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 167
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

116 241
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 116 126
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 118 400
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

119 335
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 120 207
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 121 50
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 122 104
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

122 78
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

122 200
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 125 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 125 80
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 127 112
OSENI 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 537
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 26
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 130 218
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 131 489
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 132 133
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 133 478
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 133 288
DILT-XR

Treats high blood pressure,... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 133 613
SILENOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 136 548
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 137 201
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 137 49
SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 137 374
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 24, 2012.
  • 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.