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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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34,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 6974

$5.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 6974

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% 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

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

51% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

34% of this provider’s 560 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

40% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$147 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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

$3.77M

2012

$4.53M

2013

$4.91M

2014

$5.08M

2015

Number of Claims

31,950

2012

36,743

2013

35,093

2014

34,564

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
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

1,521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,507

prescriptions.

258

patients, 45% of all patients

1 49
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

1,382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,352

prescriptions.

272

patients, 47% of all patients

10 2 88
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

3 37
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

1,059

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

185

patients, 32% of all patients

10 4 72
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

969

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

5 21
VASCEPA 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

10 6 125
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

8 2
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

707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

10 9 174
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

10 84
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

662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

11 33
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

12 67
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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

10 13 118
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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

14 92
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

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

163

patients, 28% of all patients

15 83
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

16 107
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

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

144

patients, 25% of all patients

17 51
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

18 214
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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

R 19 34
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

20 39
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

21 141
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

22 24
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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

23 101
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

24 8
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

25 115
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

26 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

144

patients, 25% of all patients

O 27 78
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

28 133
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

29 75
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

210

patients, 37% of all patients

A 30 79
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

31 40
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

32 199
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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

33 6
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

34 15
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

35 16
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

36 185
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 46
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

O 38 30
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

39 159
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

40 47
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 3
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

42 112
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

43 146
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

44 73
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

45 177
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

46 38
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

47 160
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

47 102
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

49 10
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

50 7
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

51 26
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

52 100
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

53 52
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 338
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

55 127
TRIBENZOR 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 251
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

57 154
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

58 304
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

59 149
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

60 82
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

60 142
ZENPEP 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

62 300
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

64 17
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 131
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

66 129
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 139
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 77
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 14
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

70 18
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 130
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

R 72 376
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

73 234
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 321
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

74 183
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

10 76 487
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 126
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

76 68
CEVIMELINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

79 666
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 79 9
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

81 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

83 319
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

84 56
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

85 230
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 243
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

87 204
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 272
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 89 106
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

R 89 172
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

91 440
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 92 312
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 50
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 94 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 5
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 94 42
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

94 4
ACARBOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

98 222
KOMBIGLYZE XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 447
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 202
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 11
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 102 105
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 178
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 31
PROLIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

105 264
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

106 169
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

106 389
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

106 249
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

109 43
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

110 110
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

110 228
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

112 182
FARXIGA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

113 515
PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to trea... +

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

113 528
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 55
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 44
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

116 226
JENTADUETO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 327
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 119 153
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

120 554
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 March 14, 2014.
  • 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.