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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 808

$6.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 808

1,354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,281 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 1,354 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 1,281 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,354 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $184 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$3.63M

2012

$4.37M

2013

$5.27M

2014

$6.28M

2015

Number of Claims

34,265

2012

40,734

2013

43,760

2014

45,522

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

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

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

2,510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,378

prescriptions.

406

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,492

prescriptions.

239

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,406

prescriptions.

239

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
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

1,104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

4 52
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,094

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

165

patients, 12% of all patients

5 19
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

998

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

209

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

7 57
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

830

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

8 20
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

799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

9 34
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

147

patients, 11% of all patients

13 63
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

14 62
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

685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

15 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

665

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

16 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

663

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
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

632

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

18 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

619

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

19 65
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

594

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
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

566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
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

548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

22 61
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

369

patients, 27% of all patients

A 23 111
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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

24 81
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

25 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

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

490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
VASCEPA 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

28 99
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

29 9
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

30 82
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

32 84
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

33 44
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

34 106
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

36 18
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

37 157
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

38 56
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

40 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

41 80
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

42 64
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

44 3
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

45 68
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

46 98
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

47 118
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 73
ZENPEP 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

10 49 182
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 69
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

51 171
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

52 125
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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

53 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

53 27
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

55 165
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

209

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

O 57 21
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 51
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

59 25
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

201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

61 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 94
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

O 63 107
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

64 74
PROCRIT 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

10 65 75
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

66 32
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

67 66
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 225
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

69 5
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

70 8
PROLIA 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

70 238
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

72 116
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

R 74 127
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 148
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

R 76 42
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

78 85
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 48
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

79 189
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 54
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

82 90
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 312
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

84 235
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

85 88
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

86 225
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

86 134
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

88 40
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 24
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

90 209
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

90 321
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

90 186
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

93 115
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

93 175
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

93 250
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 58
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 206
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

98 163
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

10 99 328
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 15
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 46
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 120
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 37
TACROLIMUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 116
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

104 217
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 143
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 193
FORTEO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

107 333
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

A 110 60
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

110 334
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

112 23
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

113 197
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

114 119
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 124
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

116 221
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 137
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

118 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

119 59
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 119 203
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

119 96
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

122 191
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

122 195
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

124 132
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

124 105
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

124 193
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 145
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O 128 43
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

129 17
TAMIFLU

Used in the treatment of th... +

Used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

130 287
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 205
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

131 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

131 16
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 131 147
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

135 87
LOVAZA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

136 224
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

137 313
PREMPRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 138 310
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 138 110
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

140 104
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

141 123
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 142 72
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 240
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 143 150
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

143 49
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 143 67
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Used with other medications... +

Used with other medications to help prevent transplant organ rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person receiving the organ) in people who have received organ transplants. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 147 151
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 148 179
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

148 70
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 150 7
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

150 198
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 Dec. 1, 2011.
  • 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.