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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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26,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 6974

$3.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 6974

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 522 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

66% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 522 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

19% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$3.64M

2012

$3.47M

2013

$2.7M

2014

$3.17M

2015

Number of Claims

29,063

2012

28,934

2013

27,067

2014

26,590

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
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

196

patients, 35% of all patients

1 21
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

887

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

200

patients, 36% of all patients

2 2
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

723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

257

patients, 46% of all patients

3 38
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

192

patients, 35% of all patients

4 84
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

247

patients, 45% of all patients

5 164
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

627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

207

patients, 37% of all patients

6 171
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

169

patients, 31% of all patients

7 1
VASCEPA 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

176

patients, 32% of all patients

8 125
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

147

patients, 27% of all patients

9 118
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

505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

215

patients, 39% 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

472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

134

patients, 24% of all patients

11 16
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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

12 33
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

163

patients, 29% of all patients

13 102
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

211

patients, 38% of all patients

14 53
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

221

patients, 40% of all patients

10 15 252
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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

16 6
LOVAZA 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

10 17 211
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

194

patients, 35% of all patients

A 18 42
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

19 174
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

20 72
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

21 184
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

22 39
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

23 107
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

24 51
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 3
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

26 26
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

27 11
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

28 66
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

29 8
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

30 112
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

31 4
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

32 57
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

A 33 105
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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

A 33 79
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

35 14
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

36 214
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

37 217
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

38 37
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

39 83
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

40 7
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

41 18
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

42 67
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

43 15
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 198
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

45 24
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

46 311
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

47 142
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

48 245
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

49 244
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

50 127
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

50 28
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

52 368
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

53 59
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O 54 30
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

55 87
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

56 149
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

57 65
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

58 224
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

59 280
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

60 10
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 101
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

62 177
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

63 250
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

64 92
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

65 29
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

66 183
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

66 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 68 103
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

69 35
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 123
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

70 257
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 72 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A 73 71
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

74 73
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 155
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

77 46
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 78 74
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 20
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

79 126
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 32
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

82 55
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 445
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

83 248
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 83 167
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 87 9
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

88 88
VIGAMOX

Treats eye infections that ... +

Treats eye infections that are caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

88 574
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

90 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

91 17
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

92 159
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

93 226
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

94 56
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

94 253
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

96 199
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

97 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

98 23
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 98 138
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 77
FLECTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

101 275
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

102 175
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 102 130
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

102 44
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 97
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

105 220
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

107 43
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

107 154
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

107 117
TRIBENZOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 251
SUPRAX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 10 111 735
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

112 68
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

112 236
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 209
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

115 70
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

116 272
ANTARA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

10 117 563
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

118 40
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 119 27
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. 8, 2014.
  • 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.