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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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23,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 7305

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 7305

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 495 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

17% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 495 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

13% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$875K

2012

$964K

2013

$2.05M

2014

$2.29M

2015

Number of Claims

16,446

2012

16,847

2013

24,146

2014

23,565

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
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

1,134

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

181

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
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

748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
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

689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

3 27
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

5 12
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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7 315
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

8 111
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

9 13
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 25
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

421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
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

418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

14 32
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 320
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 170
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 96
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18 397
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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

19 161
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 2
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

20 169
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

10 20 212
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

10 23 284
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

24 89
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

26 98
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

27 241
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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

28 9
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 350
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 314
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), 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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

31 74
TUDORZA PRESSAIR

Used as a long term treatme... +

Used as a long term treatment to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients 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 air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 382
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

33 17
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 112
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 60
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 243
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

R 37 39
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 14
OLOPATADINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 38 476
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

41 138
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 3
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

43 69
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 38
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 46 198
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 11
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

47 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 20
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

50 52
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

51 399
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
CALCIPOTRIENE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

53 484
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 109
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R 57 119
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 16
NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal ... +

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

60 358
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 220
FARXIGA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 514
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 63 313
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 345
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 441
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 93
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 277
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 359
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

71 66
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

72 36
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 179
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 87
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 116
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 77 76
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 21
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 160
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 217
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 426
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 82 77
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 83 360
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 167
EASY TOUCH* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 507
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

85 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 48
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 34
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 40
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 88 90
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 215
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 92 117
PROMETHAZINE VC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

R 10 93 560
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 266
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 93 152
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 45
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 81
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 18
ESOMEPRAZOLE STRONTIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 10 99 659
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 99 278
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 99 73
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 102 239
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 102 57
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 Feb. 9, 2012.
  • 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.