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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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18,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 6974

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 342 out of 6974

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
81% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

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

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.35M

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.26M

2014

$1.23M

2015

Number of Claims

19,482

2012

19,824

2013

18,098

2014

18,730

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
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

953

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

165

patients, 34% of all patients

1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

174

patients, 36% of all patients

2 1
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

722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

3 18
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

686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

4 2
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

530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 112
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

478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

6 73
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

450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

7 16
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

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

8 15
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

432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

9 19
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

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

10 61
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 21
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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

13 38
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

172

patients, 35% of all patients

A 14 42
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

15 32
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

16 39
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

17 4
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

18 102
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 229
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 47
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

21 35
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

21 67
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

A 23 105
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

24 127
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

25 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 37
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

27 142
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

28 91
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 126
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

30 51
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 10
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

32 72
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

33 6
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 123
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 95
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

36 183
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 66
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 55
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

39 89
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

41 43
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

42 26
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

43 31
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 24
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 84
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 88
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 198
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 270
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

49 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

50 23
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

51 159
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 22
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 54
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

54 100
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 52
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

57 421
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 178
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

59 117
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 11
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 110
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 62 131
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

R 62 34
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 28
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 82
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 129
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 138
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

68 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 147
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

69 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 136
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

72 137
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 556
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 128
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 8
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 154
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

77 252
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

78 17
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 323
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 80 152
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 130
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 176
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 82 30
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 April 25, 2008.
  • 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.