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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 136 out of 7305

$3.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 7305

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 525 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

23% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 525 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

28% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$193 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.59M

2012

$2.8M

2013

$2.86M

2014

$3.39M

2015

Number of Claims

15,486

2012

17,579

2013

18,491

2014

17,589

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
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

3 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
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

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

9 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
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

281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 34
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 210
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 150
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 61
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 156
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

22 10
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 56
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

10 25 330
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

R 27 39
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

29 62
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 65
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 41
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

35 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 162
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 115
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 272
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

41 17
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 105
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 197
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

43 190
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 26
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

46 22
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 50 119
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 51 25
REYATAZ 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 244
VIREAD 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 319
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 93
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 67
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 35
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 74
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 202
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 15
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 18
ABACAVIR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 60 467
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 133
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 63
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 59
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 194
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 46
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 73
INTELENCE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 68 333
EPZICOM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 238
KALETRA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 70 435
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 304
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 90
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

73 28
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 76 153
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 48
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 27
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

79 55
LAMIVUDINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 80 422
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 81
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 327
SUSTIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 427
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 31
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 129
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 19
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 43
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 89 101
CIMETIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

89 473
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

89 224
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 92 624
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A 92 127
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 45
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 193
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 96 478
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 97 58
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 97 53
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 Feb. 1, 2012.
  • 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.