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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,189Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 499

$3.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 499

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

32% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 586 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 40%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $193 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.96M

2012

$3.17M

2013

$3.73M

2014

$3.82M

2015

Number of Claims

30,590

2012

32,000

2013

33,521

2014

33,189

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
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,313

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,274

prescriptions.

280

patients, 44% of all patients

10 1 48
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

1,414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,393

prescriptions.

192

patients, 30% of all patients

2 10
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

1,363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,319

prescriptions.

170

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

4 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

993

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

5 4
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

10 6 5
ALCOHOL PADS 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

180

patients, 28% of all patients

10 7 95
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

848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

801

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

10 81
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

679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

10 11 27
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

12 25
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13 21
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

592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14 22
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

15 44
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

528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

16 64
ATELVIA 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17 122
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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 45
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

481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

19 49
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

20 12
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

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

21 87
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

22 108
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

23 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

25 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

26 18
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

27 169
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

28 38
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

29 147
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

30 67
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

31 14
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

32 110
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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

33 63
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

34 184
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

35 101
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 68
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

37 125
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 33
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

39 26
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 75
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 35
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 133
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

43 73
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 161
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 20
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 86
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

48 124
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 102
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 151
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

51 84
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

52 118
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 208
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

A 54 76
FARXIGA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10 54 174
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Liothyronine, a thyroid hor... +

Liothyronine, 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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 37
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

57 19
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 59
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 17
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 131
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 77
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 81
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

63 154
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 52
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 89
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 9
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 152
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 67 166
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 72
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 13
JENTADUETO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 71 145
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 154
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 221
PROLIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

74 160
CROMOLYN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

75 246
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 219
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 42
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

78 115
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 78 130
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 171
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 31
SURE COMFORT* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 220
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

83 257
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 16
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 85 258
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 85 258
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 53
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

R 88 62
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

89 32
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

91 66
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

92 277
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 149
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 103
JARDIANCE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 207
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 96 28
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 97 121
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 229
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

99 177
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 100 104
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

101 196
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

102 83
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 234
SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 241
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 228
BYDUREON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 99
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

105 117
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 108 96
SYMLINPEN 120 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 10 109 303
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 Aug. 12, 2015.
  • 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.