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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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39,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 6974

$4.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 6974

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

2% of this provider’s 459 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

36% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 459 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

28% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

82 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

$3.26M

2012

$3.47M

2013

$4.02M

2014

$4.27M

2015

Number of Claims

37,048

2012

39,283

2013

39,748

2014

39,627

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,695

prescriptions.

167

patients, 35% of all patients

1 37
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

1,497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,485

prescriptions.

158

patients, 33% of all patients

2 49
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

1,146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

134

patients, 28% of all patients

3 2
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

942

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

4 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

906

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

5 1
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

782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
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

725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

8 67
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

9 76
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

646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

10 100
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

11 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

632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

12 83
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

13 32
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

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

14 18
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

561

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

10 15 242
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 30
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

17 139
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

19 50
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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

20 141
VASCEPA 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

21 125
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

22 39
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 87
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

23 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

25 23
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

26 149
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

27 11
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

28 84
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

29 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

30 21
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

31 4
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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

32 16
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

33 64
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

33 101
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

35 77
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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

36 7
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

37 107
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

38 72
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

318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

39 154
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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

40 47
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

41 35
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

41 133
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

R 43 34
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

44 44
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

44 131
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

46 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

47 31
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

48 46
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

49 15
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

50 82
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

50 90
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

52 58
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

53 40
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

54 102
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 111
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 56 255
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

57 159
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

58 56
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

59 92
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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

60 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

61 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

62 109
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 27
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 73
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

65 19
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

66 41
TRIBENZOR 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

67 251
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

68 226
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

69 51
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

69 129
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

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 68
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

72 305
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

73 33
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 118
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 160
EDARBYCLOR 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

10 76 412
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

77 62
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 95
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

79 176
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

80 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

81 204
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

81 5
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

83 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

84 17
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

85 175
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

87 132
FLECTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

87 275
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

R 89 246
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

90 130
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

91 70
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 97
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

93 110
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

93 75
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

93 13
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

96 137
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

97 228
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 269
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 100 78
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 165
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

102 280
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 218
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 103 178
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

103 126
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 106 188
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 107 112
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

108 244
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

108 191
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

108 127
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 89
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

A 108 42
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

113 36
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

114 220
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

114 230
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 116 9
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 117 396
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 118 217
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 119 148
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 119 79
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 121 409
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

121 243
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 121 66
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

124 365
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 125 74
ROZEREM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

125 457
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 127 224
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

128 284
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 129 179
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 130 236
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 131 69
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 132 540
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 132 20
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

132 266
ZALEPLON 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 135 497
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 135 59
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 138 86
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 138 12
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 140 214
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 295
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 143 135
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 143 486
About This Data

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

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 2, 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.