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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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22,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 7305

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 7305

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

31% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 804 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

24% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$794K

2012

$1.04M

2013

$1.35M

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

18,784

2012

19,553

2013

22,017

2014

22,687

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
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

1,126

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

972

prescriptions.

255

patients, 27% of all patients

1 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,025

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

217

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
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

954

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

203

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
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

745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

5 48
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

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
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

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

O 8 25
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
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

442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 217
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

15 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

18 84
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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

21 77
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 61
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

25 34
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

26 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 87
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

31 284
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

34 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

36 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

37 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 78
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 45
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 11
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

44 458
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

45 36
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise 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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 212
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 35
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

49 68
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

51 66
CROMOLYN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

52 296
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 166
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 47
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 387
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 118
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 55
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 98
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 109
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 164
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 29
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

63 111
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 115
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

64 52
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

64 219
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 37
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 88
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), 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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 74
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 192
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 188
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 441
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 113
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 152
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 228
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 77 93
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 21
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

78 62
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 99
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 105
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 318
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 116
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 278
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 141
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 40
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 139
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 85
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 R 90 119
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 67
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 117
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 160
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 59
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 23
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

97 132
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 97 49
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 214
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.