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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 563

$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 563

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

2% of this provider’s 719 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

72% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 719 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $237 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.56M

2012

$1.96M

2013

$2.16M

2014

$2.49M

2015

Number of Claims

20,631

2012

28,905

2013

31,646

2014

37,131

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
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

3,891

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,740

prescriptions.

838

patients, 85% of all patients

10 1 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

2,626

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,766

prescriptions.

701

patients, 71% of all patients

10 2 14
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

2,557

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,753

prescriptions.

666

patients, 67% of all patients

10 3 2
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

2,125

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,556

prescriptions.

644

patients, 65% of all patients

10 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

1,762

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,137

prescriptions.

508

patients, 51% of all patients

5 8
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

1,323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,041

prescriptions.

319

patients, 32% of all patients

6 44
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

1,273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

326

patients, 33% of all patients

10 7 6
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

824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

8 3
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

804

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

251

patients, 25% of all patients

R 9 34
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

210

patients, 21% of all patients

10 10 24
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

269

patients, 27% of all patients

11 90
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

661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

428

patients, 43% of all patients

A 12 25
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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

13 35
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

14 1
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

558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

15 56
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

16 20
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

373

patients, 38% of all patients

A 17 12
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

264

patients, 27% of all patients

A 10 18 82
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

19 123
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

O 20 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

22 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

228

patients, 23% of all patients

A 23 68
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

24 21
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

26 71
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

27 37
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

28 53
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

29 54
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

30 18
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

30 40
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

32 7
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

33 169
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

34 84
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

35 152
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

36 27
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

37 108
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

38 147
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

38 83
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

40 150
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

41 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

R 42 137
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

43 209
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 15
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

46 52
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 202
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

48 11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

49 207
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

50 86
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

51 30
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 165
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 42
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 29
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

54 274
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

58 13
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

59 196
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 180
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 116
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 238
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 110
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

66 186
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

66 22
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

68 300
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 94
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

70 75
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 96
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 73 221
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 73 60
TOBRAMYCIN

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

76 313
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 77 16
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 43
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 266
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 19
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

82 325
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 92
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 195
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 86 78
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 58
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 99
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 89 95
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 259
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 98
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 115
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

95 359
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 May 12, 2010.
  • 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.