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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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48,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 6974

$3.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 6974

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

4% of this provider’s 710 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

36% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 710 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

21% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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

$1.91M

2012

$2.39M

2013

$3.13M

2014

$3.96M

2015

Number of Claims

25,972

2012

33,107

2013

40,729

2014

48,969

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,730

prescriptions.

191

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,620

prescriptions.

175

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

1,462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,437

prescriptions.

186

patients, 25% of all patients

10 3 67
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

1,446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,413

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
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

1,399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,394

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
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

1,242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,170

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,154

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

7 37
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

8 49
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

10 39
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

808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
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

765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
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

746

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
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

727

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

14 83
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

727

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

14 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

699

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 30
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

663

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

17 100
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

655

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

18 10
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

19 87
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20 263
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

581

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

21 50
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

571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

22 33
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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

24 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

24 77
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

26 46
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

27 29
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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

28 66
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

29 5
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

30 76
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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

31 7
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

32 72
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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

33 82
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

34 28
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

35 116
ATELVIA 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 36 233
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

37 31
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

38 141
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

39 24
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

40 47
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 21
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

42 44
VASCEPA 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

43 125
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

44 58
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

45 19
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 41
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

R 47 34
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

50 118
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

51 164
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 131
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 13
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

10 54 386
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

55 26
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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

10 56 427
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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 12
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

59 17
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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 65
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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 146
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 107
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

A 63 42
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

196

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 38
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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 68
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

66 110
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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

67 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 40
ZORVOLEX 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10 69 582
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 84
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 101
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

71 219
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 36
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 85
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 75
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 160
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 217
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

79 284
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 32
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 133
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 95
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

83 56
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 134
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 97
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

86 102
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

86 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 88 9
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 228
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 20
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 91
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

92 149
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 62
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 73
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

95 176
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 35
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

97 92
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 159
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

99 368
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 127
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 169
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

102 226
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 148
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

104 154
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

105 352
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 178
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 57
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 63
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

109 70
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 540
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 321
BELSOMRA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10 111 674
OSENI 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 111 469
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 114 165
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 114 45
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 116 174
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 116 299
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 116 351
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 119 88
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 120 111
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 181
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

122 89
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 123 135
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 124 74
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 125 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

125 194
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 257
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 128 249
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 128 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 130 81
PLAVIX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 131 567
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 131 119
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 129
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 134 78
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 134 188
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 134 305
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 R 137 152
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 137 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 139 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 139 71
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 141 55
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 142 94
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 143 199
GLYBURIDE

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 R 143 317
SILENOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 145 443
EDARBI 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 145 392
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 Oct. 3, 2011.
  • 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.