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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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42,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 6974

$2.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 6974

1,417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 1,395 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

54% of this provider’s 1,417 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 1,395 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

6% of this provider’s 1,417 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$2.22M

2012

$2.27M

2013

$2.62M

2014

$2.81M

2015

Number of Claims

40,268

2012

44,852

2013

46,390

2014

42,244

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

2,655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,625

prescriptions.

488

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
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

1,964

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,959

prescriptions.

350

patients, 25% of all patients

10 2 15
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

1,929

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,924

prescriptions.

348

patients, 25% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,166

prescriptions.

260

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,082

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

202

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
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

1,065

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

240

patients, 17% of all patients

6 27
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

1,004

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

349

patients, 25% of all patients

7 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

843

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
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

829

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

304

patients, 21% of all patients

9 51
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

744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

312

patients, 22% of all patients

10 115
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

12 3
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

632

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

13 47
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

621

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
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

595

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
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

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

16 38
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

576

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

18 46
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

19 19
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

501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

20 82
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

350

patients, 25% of all patients

A 21 42
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

22 26
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

225

patients, 16% of all patients

23 39
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

341

patients, 24% of all patients

A 24 106
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

25 185
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

26 14
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

27 67
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

28 91
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

31 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

32 17
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

33 88
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

10 35 229
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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

36 169
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

37 49
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

37 28
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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

41 112
LOVAZA 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

10 41 211
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

44 238
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

45 102
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

46 65
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

48 171
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

50 159
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

51 83
AFEDITAB CR 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10 52 473
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

52 119
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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

R 52 34
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

55 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 71
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

57 182
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 79
TRIAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

10 59 277
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

60 23
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

61 11
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

62 281
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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

62 288
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 105
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

65 73
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

66 319
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 5
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

67 20
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

67 245
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

70 194
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

71 145
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

71 68
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

73 35
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 126
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

75 13
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

76 214
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

78 100
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

79 149
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

79 12
PREDNISOLONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

81 634
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 87
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

82 157
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 37
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

85 117
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

86 234
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

87 70
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

88 183
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

89 178
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

90 141
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

91 165
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

91 219
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 84
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

94 53
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

94 137
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 130
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 118
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 98 376
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

99 198
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

99 248
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

O 101 9
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 133
PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

10 103 676
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

104 57
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

104 383
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

106 164
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

107 154
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 108 74
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

109 72
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

110 326
OFLOXACIN

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 694
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

112 116
ERYTHROMYCIN*

Treats eye infections. Belo... +

Treats eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 113 626
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

113 266
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

113 199
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

113 217
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

117 93
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

117 54
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

119 252
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 59
ACTONEL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 437
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 50
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

124 109
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

124 176
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

126 175
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

127 444
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

128 41
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 96
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 130 153
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

R 130 172
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 132 274
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

133 218
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

134 56
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 134 240
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 136 152
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 137 77
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 26, 2015.
  • 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.