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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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35,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 6974

$2.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 6974

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 822 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

10% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$2.02M

2012

$2.28M

2013

$2.71M

2014

$2.69M

2015

Number of Claims

29,674

2012

33,964

2013

36,253

2014

35,569

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,007

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,972

prescriptions.

280

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
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

1,918

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,904

prescriptions.

260

patients, 31% of all patients

2 7
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

1,832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,808

prescriptions.

273

patients, 32% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,288

prescriptions.

209

patients, 25% of all patients

4 14
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

1,148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,148

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

5 15
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

1,119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
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

975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

277

patients, 33% of all patients

7 6
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

945

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

8 27
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

896

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

9 57
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

621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

10 28
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

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

11 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

12 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

13 17
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

14 46
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

511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

17 47
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

438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 38
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 55
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 84
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

26 68
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 101
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

28 63
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

30 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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

31 51
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 295
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 133
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 199
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 82
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 10
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 83
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

40 320
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

41 59
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 5
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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 129
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

44 110
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

45 56
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

46 100
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 58
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 81
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 122
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 24
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

52 164
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 73
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

54 36
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

54 35
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 118
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 87
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

58 159
CROMOLYN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

59 294
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 178
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

61 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 155
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 11
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

64 72
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 12
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

66 19
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

66 53
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

A 68 42
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

69 250
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 50
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

71 65
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 119
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

73 176
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

74 305
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 111
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

76 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 77 9
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

78 75
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 4
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 121
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 145
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 170
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

83 146
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 20
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

85 319
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 23
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 13
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 309
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 126
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 30
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 184
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 321
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 92
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 188
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 446
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 94 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 198
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

94 281
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 263
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 100 76
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 149
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 88
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

102 43
PROLIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

104 264
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 115
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 154
ALCOHOL PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

106 345
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 108 105
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 135
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 328
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

111 102
ACARBOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 222
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 288
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 249
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

115 194
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 115 61
ENTECAVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 117 402
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 117 304
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 Dec. 27, 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.