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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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19,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 7305

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 7305

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

3% of this provider’s 356 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

47% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 356 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

52% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$923K

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.31M

2015

Number of Claims

16,395

2012

19,100

2013

20,761

2014

19,898

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,182

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

187

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 8
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

597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
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

527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

4 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

496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

10 26
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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

11 28
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

R 12 39
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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

R 17 153
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

19 32
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 50
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 37
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

23 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

26 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

28 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

30 35
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

31 55
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

32 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 79
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 67
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 44
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 63
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 94
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

39 62
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

40 111
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 40 122
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 130
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 147
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

A 44 45
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

46 80
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 144
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 117
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 31
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

52 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 54 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 75
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 180
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

59 52
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

61 72
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 42
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 53
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

64 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 11
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 193
FORTEO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 370
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 24
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 203
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 21
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A 72 264
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 73 291
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 75 119
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 76 47
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 77 239
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 22
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 180
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

81 40
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 46
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 36
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 158
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 85 187
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

85 218
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 61
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

87 15
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 87 49
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 99
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 90 92
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 115
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 92 98
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 94 129
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

96 87
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 10, 2015.
  • 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.