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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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33,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 6974

$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 6974

1,026 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 960 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

49% of this provider’s 1,026 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 960 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

23% of this provider’s 1,026 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$716K

2012

$1.02M

2013

$1.81M

2014

$2.66M

2015

Number of Claims

11,320

2012

16,601

2013

24,530

2014

33,865

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,948

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,889

prescriptions.

327

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
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

1,630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,592

prescriptions.

267

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
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

1,099

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
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

721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
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

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
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

711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

8 72
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

547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

9 47
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
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

523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
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

509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

12 82
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

14 14
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
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

466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

17 115
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

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

18 51
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

R 19 34
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

301

patients, 29% of all patients

A 20 42
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

21 49
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

23 17
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

24 102
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

25 37
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

26 164
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

27 67
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

28 84
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 118
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 78
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 83
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 3
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

36 57
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

38 39
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 66
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

40 65
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

42 19
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

43 13
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

O 45 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

46 11
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

47 184
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

49 214
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

50 176
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 101
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

52 53
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O 54 30
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

55 100
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 24
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 107
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

58 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
TRIAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 277
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

61 250
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

62 226
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

63 89
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 46
ATELVIA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 233
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 81
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

R 68 172
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 126
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

70 305
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

71 70
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 174
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 96
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

73 245
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

76 110
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

77 117
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 25
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 111
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 149
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 73
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 55
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 145
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

83 319
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

86 248
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

87 266
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

88 157
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

88 159
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 90 152
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

90 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A 92 71
CROMOLYN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

92 294
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 23
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

95 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 50
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

97 281
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 153
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 91
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

98 127
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 101 129
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 102 90
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 102 146
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 178
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

105 154
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

105 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 109
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

108 29
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

109 263
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 88
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

111 194
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 119
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

113 234
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

113 175
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 41
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 116 141
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

117 177
LOVAZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

117 211
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

119 142
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 218
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 352
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 121 52
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

121 171
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 185
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 Oct. 15, 2008.
  • 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.