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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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20,082Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 6974

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 6974

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

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

46% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 241 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

40% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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

$1.39M

2012

$1.52M

2013

$1.73M

2014

$1.94M

2015

Number of Claims

15,344

2012

17,450

2013

18,454

2014

20,082

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

76

patients, 29% of all patients

1 37
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

84

patients, 32% of all patients

O 2 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

64

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
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

515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

63

patients, 24% of all patients

5 67
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

6 21
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

7 88
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

434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

8 49
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

9 57
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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

10 83
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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

11 8
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

12 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

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

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

13 44
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

14 14
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

15 242
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 24% of all patients

16 17
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

17 100
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

19 47
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

20 24
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

21 87
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

22 62
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

23 16
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

24 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

25 4
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

26 46
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

27 40
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

28 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

29 59
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

30 96
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

31 58
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

32 63
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

33 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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

34 110
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

35 154
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

35 92
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

37 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

38 50
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

39 26
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

39 76
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

41 35
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

42 41
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

43 133
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

43 86
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

43 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

46 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

46 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

91

patients, 35% of all patients

46 206
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

R 49 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

50 77
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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

51 141
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

52 12
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

53 84
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

54 51
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

55 176
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

55 32
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

57 38
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

57 178
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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

59 68
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

60 33
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

61 311
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

62 149
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

63 19
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

64 166
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

64 90
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

66 72
BREO ELLIPTA

Treats asthma in patients n... +

Treats asthma in patients not adequately controlled a long-term asthma medicine and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

67 320
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

68 260
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 68 5
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

70 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 71 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 R 72 152
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 73 193
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 169
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

75 171
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

75 73
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 24% of all patients

A 77 79
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

78 102
ATELVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

78 233
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 78 18
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 81 139
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 82 65
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 83 160
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

83 126
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 119
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 86 199
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 127
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

A 87 153
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 89 66
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 89 177
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

O 91 9
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 93 97
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 94 175
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.

<11 94 137
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 111
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 284
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 156
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 99 236
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 100 227
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 101 20
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 Aug. 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.