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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 7305

$4.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 7305

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
99% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$3.71M

2012

$3.85M

2013

$4.27M

2014

$4.03M

2015

Number of Claims

37,607

2012

37,346

2013

36,356

2014

34,278

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
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

1,656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,645

prescriptions.

178

patients, 42% of all patients

1 54
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,177

prescriptions.

123

patients, 29% of all patients

2 47
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

1,011

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

113

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

101

patients, 24% of all patients

4 113
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

5 11
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

6 92
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

8 68
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

580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

9 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

11 2
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

12 96
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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

13 85
VASCEPA 493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

14 125
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

15 12
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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

16 38
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

O 17 25
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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

18 58
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

19 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

20 48
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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

21 81
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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

22 9
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 82
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

R 24 39
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

26 46
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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

27 7
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

28 144
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

29 63
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

29 141
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

31 43
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

31 135
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

33 139
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

34 142
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

35 30
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

36 282
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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

37 6
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

38 59
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

39 176
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

40 78
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

41 20
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

42 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

43 76
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

44 35
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

45 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

46 26
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

47 179
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

48 120
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

49 67
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

50 36
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

51 251
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

52 44
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

53 100
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

54 42
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

55 3
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

56 167
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

57 16
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

58 28
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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

59 53
FLECTOR 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

60 350
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

60 56
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

62 148
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 14
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

64 69
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

65 132
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 174
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 67 71
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 27
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

67 171
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

70 32
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

71 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 80
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

73 13
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

74 172
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

75 168
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

76 15
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

76 37
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 78 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 77
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

79 51
LOVAZA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

81 260
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

82 109
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 83 93
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

84 118
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 84 216
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 86 128
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

87 66
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

88 10
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 89 29
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

A 89 45
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 91 41
ROZEREM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

91 444
GLYBURIDE

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 R 93 313
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 94 40
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 95 98
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 96 61
SILENOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

R 97 548
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 98 8
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 99 49
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 100 161
EVISTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 10 101 602
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 101 195
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

101 52
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A 104 104
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 105 115
COUMADIN

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 105 456
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

107 200
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 R 108 239
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 109 70
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 109 483
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

111 138
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 111 121
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 434
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 113 23
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 231
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

116 137
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 116 277
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 223
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 June 9, 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.