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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 801

$4.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 801

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

8% of this provider’s 553 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 553 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 34%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $26 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.7M

2012

$1.92M

2013

$3.11M

2014

$4.08M

2015

Number of Claims

21,369

2012

23,219

2013

31,524

2014

37,885

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
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

953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

1 24
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

935

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

186

patients, 29% of all patients

2 11
VASCEPA 890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

3 62
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

4 22
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
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

708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
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

690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

8 52
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

9 50
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

633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

10 37
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

11 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

581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

12 46
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

14 19
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

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 13
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

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

17 31
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

518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

18 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

19 27
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

20 81
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

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 40
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

488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

22 56
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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

23 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

24 39
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

25 5
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 20
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

27 66
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

28 30
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

29 34
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

30 23
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

31 2
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

32 78
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

33 68
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

34 73
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

R 35 36
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

36 59
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

37 87
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

38 32
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

39 16
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

40 26
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

41 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

42 58
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

43 145
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

44 79
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

45 120
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 133
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

48 120
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

49 17
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 15
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

51 74
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 69
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

53 61
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

54 49
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 54
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

56 110
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

57 35
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

58 48
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 60 93
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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 109
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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 60
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 135
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

63 95
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 174
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

66 90
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

66 105
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 47
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 141
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

70 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 71 1
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 155
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 29
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 65
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

A 76 14
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

76 157
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 70
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 55
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 157
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 71
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 100
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 63
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 103
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 101
LOVAZA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

86 196
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 127
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 146
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

90 153
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

91 201
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

92 167
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 133
NESINA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 94 205
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 44
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 207
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 136
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 153
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 156
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 126
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 101 186
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

101 28
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

101 214
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

104 118
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 91
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

107 33
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 130
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 168
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 110 97
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 165
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

112 178
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

113 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 113 18
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

115 226
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 119
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 116 104
PLAVIX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 118 228
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

119 231
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 83
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 86
JARDIANCE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 122 232
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

123 128
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

123 233
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 123 233
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 126 237
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 127 122
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 127 125
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 129 106
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

129 169
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

131 149
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 132 171
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 133 131
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 134 80
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 134 146
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 134 41
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 137 181
EXFORGE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 138 252
ACTONEL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 139 254
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

139 123
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 141 150
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 141 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 R 143 151
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 144 267
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 145 192
ATELVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 146 181
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. 25, 2013.
  • 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.