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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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30,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 6974

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 6974

936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 431 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

31% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 431 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

15% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.22M

2012

$1.31M

2013

$1.44M

2014

$1.5M

2015

Number of Claims

31,630

2012

31,843

2013

31,227

2014

30,328

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
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

1,623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

192

patients, 21% of all patients

10 1 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

187

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

201

patients, 21% of all patients

4 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

1,399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

5 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

1,120

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
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

696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
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

541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

13 4
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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

14 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

15 109
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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 66
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
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

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

18 57
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

20 43
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 9
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

25 28
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 133
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 94
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 10
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 90
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 96
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 117
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 111
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 20
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 128
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 101
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 30
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 299
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 12
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 114
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 147
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 37
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 50 208
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 46
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

53 51
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 256
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 82
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 68
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

57 266
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 58 194
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

59 103
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 104
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 61 74
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 119
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 334
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 36
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 89
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 47
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 68 221
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 69 134
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

70 26
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 71 123
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 73 303
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 74 200
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 55
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 70
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 42
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 328
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 81
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 241
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 82 34
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 83 126
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 110
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 106
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 71
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 138
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 86 179
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 58
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 91 160
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 92 331
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

93 177
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 191
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 349
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 96 165
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 355
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 98 322
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 99 172
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

99 219
VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 99 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 17
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

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 142
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 41
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 105 201
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 105 87
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 238
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 108 340
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.