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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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69,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 6974

$11.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 6974

964 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 964 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 939 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 964 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$165 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 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

$10.5M

2012

$10.1M

2013

$11M

2014

$11.4M

2015

Number of Claims

76,355

2012

80,980

2013

73,152

2014

69,275

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

4,869

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

4,800

prescriptions.

713

patients, 74% of all patients

10 1 37
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

3,879

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

3,830

prescriptions.

552

patients, 57% of all patients

10 2 21
VASCEPA 3,255

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

3,223

prescriptions.

493

patients, 51% of all patients

10 3 125
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

3,079

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,987

prescriptions.

527

patients, 55% of all patients

10 4 38
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,212

prescriptions.

328

patients, 34% of all patients

10 5 107
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,599

prescriptions.

462

patients, 48% of all patients

10 6 244
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,457

prescriptions.

208

patients, 22% of all patients

10 7 112
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

1,410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,377

prescriptions.

327

patients, 34% of all patients

10 8 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,178

prescriptions.

222

patients, 23% of all patients

9 23
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

1,200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

10 2
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

1,048

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

381

patients, 40% of all patients

10 11 164
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

1,044

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

10 12 174
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

13 24
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,019

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

171

patients, 18% of all patients

10 14 84
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

998

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

15 7
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

982

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

10 16 224
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

963

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

10 17 199
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

955

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

207

patients, 21% of all patients

18 49
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

908

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

10 19 66
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

889

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20 131
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

865

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

282

patients, 29% of all patients

21 67
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

827

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

22 11
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

796

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

23 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

780

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

24 1
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

780

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

24 111
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

755

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

26 126
TRIBENZOR 680

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

10 27 251
FLECTOR 667

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

250

patients, 26% of all patients

10 28 275
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

600

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

29 101
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

594

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

30 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

365

patients, 38% of all patients

31 53
THEO-24 542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

10 32 448
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

227

patients, 24% of all patients

O 33 78
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

34 115
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

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

35 68
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

10 36 357
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

227

patients, 24% of all patients

10 37 356
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

10 38 178
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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

39 141
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

10 40 243
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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

41 47
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

10 42 160
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

43 245
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

10 44 410
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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

45 146
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

46 82
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

47 137
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

48 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

49 17
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

10 50 312
JENTADUETO 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10 51 327
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

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

336

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

52 142
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

313

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

53 280
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

312

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

54 236
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

311

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

55 72
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

301

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

56 139
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

56 382
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

294

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

58 8
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

276

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

59 86
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

60 320
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

61 109
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

261

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

61 26
PROLIA 254

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

63 264
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

64 32
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

65 29
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

252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

65 3
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

67 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

68 50
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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

69 57
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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

69 118
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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

71 110
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

72 161
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

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

72 51
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

74 288
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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

75 116
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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

76 35
BRINTELLIX 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

77 462
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

78 73
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

79 39
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

80 33
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

80 149
PROCRIT 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10 82 364
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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

83 58
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

A 84 105
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

85 455
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

86 77
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

86 75
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

88 96
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

A 89 79
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

90 100
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

90 219
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

92 282
VIREAD 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 276
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

94 159
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 20
ANTARA 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

10 96 563
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

97 16
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

R 98 34
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

99 332
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

100 321
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

101 304
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

102 183
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

103 281
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

104 43
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

105 154
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

106 92
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

107 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

108 81
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

108 351
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A 110 71
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

111 365
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

112 252
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 113 168
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

114 268
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 299
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

115 127
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

117 97
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

118 117
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

119 230
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

120 257
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

120 368
NEUPRO 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

122 589
METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

123 186
COREG CR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 500
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 198
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 126 172
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 126 42
PENNSAID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

128 592
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

129 319
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

130 88
SILENOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 131 443
DUTASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

132 622
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

133 163
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 274
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

135 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

136 52
ENTECAVIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 136 402
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

138 272
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 565
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

140 352
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

140 429
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

140 373
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

143 28
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

143 305
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

145 248
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

145 217
KOMBIGLYZE XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 147 447
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 148 330
ULTICARE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

149 502
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 149 409
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

149 6
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

152 12
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

153 289
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

154 54
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

154 326
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

156 204
PEN NEEDLES 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

157 592
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

158 14
About This Data

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

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