Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

29,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1037

$6.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1037

891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

More resources »

Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 891 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 878 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 1%.

More resources »

Opioids

2% of this provider’s 891 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$210 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $601 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$5.17M

2012

$5.73M

2013

$6.19M

2014

$6.15M

2015

Number of Claims

28,944

2012

31,550

2013

30,828

2014

29,340

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
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

2,539

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,520

prescriptions.

440

patients, 49% of all patients

10 1 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

2,059

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,054

prescriptions.

284

patients, 32% of all patients

2 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,430

prescriptions.

196

patients, 22% of all patients

3 11
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

972

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

4 16
PROLIA 954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

488

patients, 55% of all patients

10 5 74
VASCEPA 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 71
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

7 41
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

756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

8 51
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

689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

10 56
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

11 84
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

12 62
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13 87
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13 103
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 94
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

16 100
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

17 121
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 116
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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

19 131
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

21 2
TRIBENZOR 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 135
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

23 6
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 64
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 58
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

A 27 69
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 139
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10 32 159
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
FLECTOR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

35 169
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 128
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 137
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

39 124
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 176
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

40 81
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 118
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 156
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 101
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 140
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 134
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 143
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

R 47 55
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

50 136
KOMBIGLYZE XR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 190
ZENPEP 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 78
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 30
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 148
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

56 174
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

58 74
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 168
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

61 203
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 82
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 54
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 206
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 96
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

67 209
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 44
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 67 164
FORTEO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 210
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 70
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 211
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
JENTADUETO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 74 218
PROCRIT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 220
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 76 224
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 61
GLYSET 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 77 226
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 162
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 80 229
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 89
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 82 123
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 86
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

84 238
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 84 238
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 241
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 241
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 241
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 89 247
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 53
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

55

prescriptions.

<11 91 195
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 92 52
LOVAZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

93 263
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 63
JALYN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 269
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.