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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 7305

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 7305

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 718 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

61% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 718 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.86M

2012

$1.88M

2013

$2.05M

2014

$1.83M

2015

Number of Claims

29,766

2012

32,150

2013

33,964

2014

31,121

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
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

2,402

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,352

prescriptions.

346

patients, 46% of all patients

1 4
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

2 11
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

1,071

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

3 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,048

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

4 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

987

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
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

645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

7 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

8 17
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

574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

193

patients, 26% of all patients

9 52
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10 105
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

538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

11 61
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

12 96
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 53
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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

15 58
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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

17 16
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

18 36
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

19 5
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

20 47
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

21 3
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

258

patients, 34% of all patients

A 22 45
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

23 137
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

24 21
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

25 93
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

26 54
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 90
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

30 10
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

R 31 39
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

32 51
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

33 28
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 2
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

A 35 106
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

36 13
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

37 43
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

39 68
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

40 88
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 81
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 76
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 142
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

R 45 198
CROMOLYN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

46 296
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 38
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

48 32
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

50 84
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

51 172
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

52 111
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 48
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 55 25
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 353
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 44
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

58 55
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 141
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

60 85
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 225
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 56
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

65 230
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 148
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

67 62
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

68 310
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

69 215
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 293
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

71 268
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 12
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 247
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

73 66
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 77
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 159
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 171
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 176
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

79 317
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 81 70
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A 82 146
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 113
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 115
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

85 132
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

86 252
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

87 250
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 87 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R 89 275
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

R 90 153
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 14
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 98
PIROXICAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

93 347
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

94 243
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

95 223
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 96 63
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 97 155
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

97 69
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

100 147
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 168
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 138
ZENPEP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 364
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

104 196
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 149
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 R 105 119
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 109
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 117
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 Jan. 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.