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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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45,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 6974

$3.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 6974

1,361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,331 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

55% of this provider’s 1,361 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 1,331 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

14% of this provider’s 1,361 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$4.01M

2013

$4.12M

2014

$3.57M

2015

Number of Claims

45,801

2012

50,544

2013

49,237

2014

45,437

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

3,091

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,058

prescriptions.

435

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,230

prescriptions.

334

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
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

1,819

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,814

prescriptions.

283

patients, 21% of all patients

3 49
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

1,437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,432

prescriptions.

268

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4 72
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,248

prescriptions.

150

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
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

981

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

163

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
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

938

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

871

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

172

patients, 13% of all patients

9 39
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

841

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

214

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
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

806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

11 33
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

804

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
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

784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

215

patients, 16% of all patients

14 88
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15 185
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

665

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

655

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

627

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

456

patients, 34% of all patients

A 18 42
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

19 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

599

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

20 77
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

551

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

21 67
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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

22 3
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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

23 41
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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

151

patients, 11% of all patients

R 23 34
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

495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

25 47
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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

26 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

27 50
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

453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

28 82
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

30 46
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

31 112
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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

32 83
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

32 139
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

181

patients, 13% of all patients

34 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

O 36 78
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

217

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 79
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

10 38 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

39 59
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 105
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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

41 22
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
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

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

43 54
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

45 76
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

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

45 91
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

47 14
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

48 137
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

49 102
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

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

50 101
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

225

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

51 26
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

220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

52 118
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

53 149
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

54 199
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

56 53
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 27
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
TRIBENZOR 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 251
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

60 133
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 131
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

61 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

63 11
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

R 64 172
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 68
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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

66 19
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

67 266
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

68 110
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 75
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 9
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 126
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 66
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

75 304
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 169
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

77 23
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 107
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 32
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 58
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 30
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

83 43
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 35
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

85 111
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

86 117
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

87 97
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

87 183
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

89 250
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

90 204
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 106
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

92 5
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 155
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 94 74
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

94 228
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

96 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 81
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

98 56
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 119
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 229
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 101 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 165
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

103 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

104 17
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 105 279
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 69
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

106 28
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

108 214
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

109 487
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 160
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

111 65
ZENPEP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 300
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

113 218
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

114 226
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 114 240
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 321
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 117 227
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 117 163
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 119 87
TRIAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

119 277
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

121 100
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 274
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 141
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

124 157
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 29
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 129
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

127 234
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 188
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

127 319
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 130 178
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 R 131 181
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

131 12
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

133 159
JENTADUETO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 327
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 243
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 March 18, 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.