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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1430

$6.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1430

1,244 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.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 1,244 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,227 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 1,244 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$4.67M

2012

$4.97M

2013

$5.89M

2014

$6.49M

2015

Number of Claims

46,107

2012

48,055

2013

51,519

2014

51,697

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

3,520

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,461

prescriptions.

392

patients, 32% of all patients

10 1 16
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,387

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,326

prescriptions.

345

patients, 28% of all patients

10 2 30
VASCEPA 2,365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,332

prescriptions.

250

patients, 20% of all patients

10 3 57
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,701

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,278

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
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

1,223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,223

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6 17
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

1,184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,172

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7 76
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

1,136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,125

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

8 46
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

1,070

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
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

1,021

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
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

997

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 23
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

969

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12 38
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

924

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

874

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14 41
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 80
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

755

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

707

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17 119
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

693

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

664

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

657

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

20 2
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

645

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

636

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

626

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

612

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

26 113
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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 75
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

28 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

29 33
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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

31 159
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

33 22
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

34 86
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

35 145
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

37 83
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

10 38 94
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 137
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

40 114
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

10 41 126
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 52
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

43 125
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

44 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

46 9
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 138
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

R 49 53
EDARBYCLOR 251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

10 50 162
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 139
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

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 69
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

237

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
EDARBI 227

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

10 55 178
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

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

56 42
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 222
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 207
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 272
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 149
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 167
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 197
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 93
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 10
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 104
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

66 68
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

67 61
EXFORGE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

10 68 226
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

69 77
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 206
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 70
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

73 28
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

74 74
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

75 65
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 142
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

77 215
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

78 208
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 194
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

80 219
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 103
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 49
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

83 84
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 67
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 188
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 89
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

10 87 301
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 117
KLOR-CON 8 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

89 136
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 189
COREG CR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 91 158
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

92 97
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 92 140
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 95
ZALEPLON 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 95 317
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 96 40
MICARDIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

10 97 318
DIOVAN HCT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 98 319
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

99 186
TRIBENZOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 144
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 100 275
MICARDIS HCT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

10 100 322
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 103 105
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 104 58
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 105 98
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 R 106 44
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 107 112
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 56
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 109 332
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 110 54
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 111 96
NITROGLYCERIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

10 111 238
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 113 45
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 114 124
RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM

Rabeprazole is used to trea... +

Rabeprazole 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 that connects the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 115 343
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 115 130
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 117 300
CYMBALTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 118 357
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 118 357
KAZANO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

10 120 361
SPS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 120 361
JENTADUETO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 120 218
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

123 132
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 18
SILENOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 124 274
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 183
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 124 29
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 128 172
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 129 102
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 129 168
PLAVIX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 129 291
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 129 171
ATELVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 270
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 190
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 203
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 276
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 22, 2010.
  • 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.