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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 511

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 511

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

64% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 390 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.52M

2012

$1.53M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.37M

2015

Number of Claims

22,555

2012

22,265

2013

18,297

2014

16,892

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

147

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

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

711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

217

patients, 52% of all patients

2 144
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

150

patients, 36% of all patients

3 52
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

546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

122

patients, 29% of all patients

4 25
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

533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

5 2
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

428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

121

patients, 29% of all patients

6 4
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

427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

7 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

126

patients, 30% of all patients

8 37
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

172

patients, 41% of all patients

A 9 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

103

patients, 25% of all patients

10 33
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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

11 20
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

12 149
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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

13 67
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

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

14 14
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

15 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

17 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

18 53
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

19 63
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

20 38
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

21 10
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

22 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

23 42
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

24 28
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

25 65
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

26 27
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

26 41
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

O 26 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

29 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

30 5
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

31 102
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

32 159
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

33 46
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

34 39
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

35 15
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

36 57
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

37 166
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

39 44
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

40 131
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

41 75
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 42 19
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 22
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

44 174
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 183
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

46 282
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

47 191
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

48 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

A 48 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

50 140
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

51 3
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

R 52 40
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

R 53 172
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

A 54 43
TRIAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

55 257
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

56 61
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

57 96
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

58 49
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

59 106
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

59 50
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 8
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

R 62 263
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 51
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

63 127
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

65 18
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

66 165
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

67 324
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 76
CROMOLYN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

68 304
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

68 158
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

71 109
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

71 31
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 113
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

73 68
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

75 7
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 76 265
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

76 79
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

78 372
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

R 79 455
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

79 337
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 Nov. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.