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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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37,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 6974

$3.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 6974

394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

15% of this provider’s 377 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

32% of this provider’s 377 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

34% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

96 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

$2.79M

2012

$2.94M

2013

$3.12M

2014

$3.57M

2015

Number of Claims

33,496

2012

35,781

2013

36,080

2014

37,713

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

130

patients, 33% of all patients

1 37
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

124

patients, 31% of all patients

2 49
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

880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

119

patients, 30% of all patients

3 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

4 77
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

5 67
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

727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

6 65
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

101

patients, 26% of all patients

O 7 30
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

687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

8 18
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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

9 100
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

10 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

11 11
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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

12 137
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

577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

13 16
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

559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

14 13
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

542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

15 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

541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

16 58
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

537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

17 83
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

506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

18 33
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

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

19 62
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

20 69
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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

21 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

22 46
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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

23 8
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

24 2
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

24 82
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

26 38
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

27 26
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

28 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

29 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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

30 15
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

31 73
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

32 72
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

R 33 34
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

34 3
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

35 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

36 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

37 24
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 38 230
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

39 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

40 59
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

41 141
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

42 28
VASCEPA 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

43 125
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

44 133
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

44 92
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

46 29
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

47 44
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

48 131
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

49 102
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

50 118
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

51 87
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

52 10
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 53 241
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

54 14
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

55 68
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

55 7
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

117

patients, 30% of all patients

A 57 42
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

58 90
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

59 91
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

60 76
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

61 130
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

62 188
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

63 143
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

64 31
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

65 12
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 66 74
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

67 39
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

68 20
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

68 176
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

70 75
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

71 129
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

72 126
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

73 229
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

74 41
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

75 88
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

76 89
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

76 179
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

76 149
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

79 177
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

80 56
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

R 81 168
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

82 50
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

83 19
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

84 266
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

85 142
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

86 110
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

87 84
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

87 164
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

89 86
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

89 124
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

89 127
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 92 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

93 135
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

93 5
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

95 116
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

96 160
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

96 218
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

98 184
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

99 123
ALCOHOL PADS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

100 345
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

101 165
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

102 263
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

103 154
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 104 95
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 105 35
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

106 22
TRIBENZOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 107 251
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

108 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 109 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

110 204
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 110 101
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 112 97
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 113 391
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

113 159
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 115 139
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

116 311
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

117 191
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

117 175
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

119 398
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

119 224
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 121 48
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

R 121 181
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

123 148
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

124 236
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 125 269
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 126 219
KLOR-CON 8 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

126 261
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 126 393
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

129 305
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 129 27
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 131 271
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

131 17
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 133 79
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 134 214
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 R 135 172
SURE COMFORT* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

136 459
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 137 57
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 137 85
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

139 226
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 139 217
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 139 228
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 142 243
LOVAZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

142 211
SURE COMFORT* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 142 758
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 145 109
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 145 452
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 145 322
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

148 117
About This Data

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

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