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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 7305

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 7305

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

65% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

27% of this provider’s 441 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

41% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.03M

2012

$2.31M

2013

$2.38M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Number of Claims

25,330

2012

25,970

2013

23,209

2014

19,732

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

999

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

151

patients, 33% of all patients

1 4
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

935

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

152

patients, 33% of all patients

2 81
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

712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

138

patients, 30% of all patients

3 54
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

700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

4 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

5 1
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

131

patients, 29% of all patients

6 178
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

7 11
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

446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

8 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

182

patients, 40% of all patients

O 9 71
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

145

patients, 32% of all patients

10 36
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

11 84
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

12 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

185

patients, 41% of all patients

A 13 180
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

14 16
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

15 68
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 30
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

17 62
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

18 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 2
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

21 85
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 53
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 6
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

24 138
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

25 47
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

26 174
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

113

patients, 25% of all patients

27 154
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

A 28 104
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

28 137
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

30 88
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

31 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

32 3
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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

33 171
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 141
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

35 193
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

36 90
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 24
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

38 161
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

38 98
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

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

40 40
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

41 28
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

42 111
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

43 35
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 277
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 19
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

46 12
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

47 52
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

48 10
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 58
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

51 132
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

R 52 39
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

53 221
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

R 54 483
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 96
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 106
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 5
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

58 100
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 59 18
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 49
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

61 7
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

61 46
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 282
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 76
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

65 229
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 155
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 128
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

68 59
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 61
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 70 278
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

71 399
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

72 310
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

73 225
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

74 55
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

74 185
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 26
LOVAZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

77 260
CIPRODEX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

78 517
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 388
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 72
PROMETHAZINE VC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

R 81 560
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

82 163
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 Sept. 16, 2015.
  • 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.