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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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30,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 7305

$3.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 7305

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

99% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

55% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 335 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

26% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

77 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

$2.05M

2012

$2.24M

2013

$2.44M

2014

$3.2M

2015

Number of Claims

22,773

2012

25,417

2013

25,262

2014

30,085

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

116

patients, 30% of all patients

1 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

787

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

2 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

5 13
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

6 47
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 25
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

494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

9 38
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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

10 88
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

463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

11 59
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

12 68
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

13 4
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

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

14 32
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

15 30
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

16 43
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

391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

17 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

18 12
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

18 76
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

20 6
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

21 24
VASCEPA 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

22 125
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

23 37
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

24 92
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

25 36
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

26 142
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

27 250
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

28 16
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

29 63
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

30 35
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

31 78
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

32 85
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

33 139
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

34 58
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

35 44
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

36 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

37 48
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

38 28
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

39 69
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

40 96
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

41 20
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

42 46
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

43 23
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

44 111
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

44 72
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

46 163
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

47 66
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

47 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

49 26
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

50 11
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

R 51 39
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

51 100
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

53 89
JENTADUETO 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

54 332
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

55 29
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

56 135
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 90
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

58 81
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

59 9
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

60 164
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

60 185
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

62 27
TRIBENZOR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

62 236
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

64 171
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

65 247
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

65 174
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

67 84
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

68 67
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 60
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

70 179
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

71 172
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 305
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 73 8
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

74 223
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

75 98
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 76 216
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

77 136
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 423
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

77 42
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 167
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

81 141
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 137
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

83 176
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

A 84 45
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

85 138
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 85 22
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

87 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

A 88 70
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

89 52
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

R 89 239
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

91 15
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

92 41
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

92 173
KLOR-CON 8 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

94 247
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

95 237
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

A 96 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 97 80
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

98 62
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

99 196
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 100 218
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

101 132
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 102 87
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 103 31
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 82
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 104 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

104 17
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 107 144
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 107 297
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

109 21
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 109 193
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

109 317
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 112 222
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 112 74
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 114 231
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

114 121
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 3
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 117 77
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 117 14
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 117 162
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 99
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 151
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 122 168
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

122 143
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 124 40
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 125 318
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 126 148
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

126 269
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 128 161
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 129 258
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

129 73
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 129 49
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

129 252
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 288
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 359
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 133 19
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. 13, 2014.
  • 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.