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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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24,260Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 6974

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 6974

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 569 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

77% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 569 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

14% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.36M

2012

$1.51M

2013

$1.75M

2014

$1.68M

2015

Number of Claims

20,625

2012

23,267

2013

24,684

2014

24,260

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
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

958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

182

patients, 31% of all patients

A 10 3 341
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

663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5 118
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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

6 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

7 39
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

8 51
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

174

patients, 29% of all patients

A 9 42
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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

10 82
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 46
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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

13 21
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

398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

14 47
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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

17 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

18 37
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

19 16
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

20 159
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

21 72
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

22 67
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

23 32
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 50
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

25 38
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

27 14
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

28 289
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

29 149
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 3
LOVAZA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

31 211
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

32 17
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

33 73
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

34 102
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

R 35 34
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

36 83
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

A 37 79
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 5
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 77
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

41 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

A 42 71
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

43 91
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

44 520
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

45 11
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

46 184
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 4
ATELVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 233
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

49 147
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

50 53
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

51 226
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

52 23
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

53 127
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 55 405
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

56 214
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

57 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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

57 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

O 59 9
EPIPEN 2-PAK

Used for emergency treatmen... +

Used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

10 60 484
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

61 535
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 105
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

63 115
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 64 129
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

64 176
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

66 26
FLECTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

67 275
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

67 234
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

69 160
TRIAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 277
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

69 382
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 153
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 126
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 72 131
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

72 332
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 106
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 66
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 208
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 55
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 199
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

R 81 481
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

82 24
PLAVIX 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 83 567
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 31
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

85 92
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

86 28
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 87 181
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

R 88 322
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

89 248
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

90 154
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 90 134
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

92 100
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

93 252
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 93 172
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

95 183
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

96 57
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 90
TOBRADEX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

97 634
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

97 164
VIGAMOX

Treats eye infections that ... +

Treats eye infections that are caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

100 574
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

100 284
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 109
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 54
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 13
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 415
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 29
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 Nov. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.