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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 6974

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 6974

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

19% of this provider’s 604 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

47% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 604 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

43% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.81M

2013

$2.15M

2014

$1.95M

2015

Number of Claims

31,823

2012

34,077

2013

42,173

2014

36,521

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
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

1,875

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,739

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

1 20
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

1,647

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,511

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
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

1,146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,016

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

4 11
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

967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

5 13
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

793

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

6 35
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

720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

7 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

O 8 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

12 23
JANTOVEN

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

539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

13 221
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

14 1
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

15 6
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

16 69
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

17 63
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18 238
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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

22 26
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

23 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

P 24 74
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

25 36
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

26 143
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 80
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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 75
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 62
HEPARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 258
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

31 16
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 90
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 30
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 70
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

36 187
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

37 65
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 94
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 39 104
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

40 7
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 138
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

44 109
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people 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 the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

46 150
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

47 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

48 103
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 44
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 10
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 18
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 40
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 123
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 15
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 97
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

A 58 79
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 59 194
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

60 59
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 167
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

62 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A R 63 279
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

R 64 34
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

65 220
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 76
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

A 67 106
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 47
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 298
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A 71 346
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 71 87
OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 223
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

74 147
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

75 283
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 73
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

77 29
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 85
PERMETHRIN

Treats head lice and scabies. +

Treats head lice and scabies. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

80 362
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 340
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 405
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 128
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 130
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 334
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 86 37
GENERLAC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

86 329
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 92
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

89 266
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 108
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

89 265
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

92 17
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 49
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 22
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

92 117
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 96 333
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 162
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

98 56
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 99 241
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 200
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

101 284
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

102 12
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

103 163
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 191
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 104 359
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 104 133
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 104 322
KLOR-CON 8 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 261
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 404
INVANZ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A 104 548
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 111 197
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 112 256
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 297
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 31
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

115 86
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 116 169
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

117 189
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 118 111
TRANSDERM-SCOP 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 118 552
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 R 120 246
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 120 326
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

122 142
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

122 53
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

122 67
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 125 165
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 125 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 127 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 127 136
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 127 203
DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 A 10 127 726
IMIPENEM-CILASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 10 131 731
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 132 198
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

133 38
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

133 375
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 133 168
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 133 181
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

133 285
GLYBURIDE

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 R 138 317
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 138 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 140 135
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 140 237
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

140 164
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 140 95
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 144 236
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 145 160
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 145 290
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 145 316
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 148 188
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.