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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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31,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 6974

$2.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 6974

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

26% of this provider’s 384 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

26% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 384 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

15% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$2M

2012

$2.21M

2013

$2.59M

2014

$2.74M

2015

Number of Claims

26,848

2012

28,203

2013

31,419

2014

31,371

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
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

1,453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
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

1,014

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
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

706

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
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

649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
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

560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

R 10 194
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 74
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 104
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 36
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

R 16 152
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 103
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 55
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 94
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

23 43
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

25 109
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 44
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 241
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

10 29 432
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 66
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 298
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 65
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 85
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 60
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 141
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 160
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 9
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 41
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 64
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 118
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 179
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 358
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 128
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 193
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 256
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

53 58
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 63
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

54 49
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

54 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 57 418
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 33
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 247
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

61 51
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 133
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

65 26
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

66 29
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 268
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 385
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 70
GENERLAC 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 329
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 132
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 331
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 10
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 77 393
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

78 143
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 117
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 417
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 404
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 31
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 83 586
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 165
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 81
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

87 76
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 110
ATELVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 233
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 59
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 389
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 93 126
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 119
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 94 146
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 96 82
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 97 101
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 98 318
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 340
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 260
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 351
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 102 135
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 163
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 172
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 105 90
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 700
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

107 220
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

108 362
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 127
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 600
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 110 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

112 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 516
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 112 71
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 386
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 115 142
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 113
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 47
SODIUM BICARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 119 526
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 86
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 284
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 122 75
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 122 34
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

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

124 228
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 124 136
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 124 130
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 R 127 246
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

128 53
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 128 39
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 130 334
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, 2008.
  • 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.