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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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28,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 6974

$3.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 6974

1,064 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,028 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 1,064 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,028 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

5% of this provider’s 1,064 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$2.97M

2012

$2.87M

2013

$3.09M

2014

$3.28M

2015

Number of Claims

29,714

2012

30,778

2013

30,183

2014

28,400

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
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

1,222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,208

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

1 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

2 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,073

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% 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

928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

5 37
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

819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

6 18
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

698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

7 61
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

689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11 146
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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

12 130
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

14 49
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

420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

16 272
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

17 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

19 77
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

20 82
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

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 97
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

22 87
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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

24 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

26 6
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

29 260
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

32 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 30
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 14
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

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

35 83
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 86
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 72
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

38 92
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 39 181
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
TRULICITY 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

10 44 518
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 12
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

48 176
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 15
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 55
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 268
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

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

52 95
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 111
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 54 34
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 126
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 73
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 13
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

60 39
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 299
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 131
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 193
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 169
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 129
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 224
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 41
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 315
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 168
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 38
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 270
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

72 141
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 154
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 107
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 5
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 226
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 116
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 314
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

79 175
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 64
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 121
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 19
FORTEO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 84 335
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 31
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 217
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 156
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 89 88
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 63
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 57
LOVAZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

92 211
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 93 118
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 51
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 95 109
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 257
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 351
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 243
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 174
FARXIGA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 515
INVOKAMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 480
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 148
JALYN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 104 378
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 104 28
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 102
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 65
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 28, 2017.
  • 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.