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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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35,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 7305

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 7305

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

59% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 582 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

45% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.35M

2012

$1.56M

2013

$1.59M

2014

$1.63M

2015

Number of Claims

24,685

2012

30,733

2013

33,232

2014

35,004

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

229

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 8
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

1,462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

217

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

991

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

180

patients, 21% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
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

956

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

5 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
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

888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
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

869

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
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

851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

9 6
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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
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

694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

R 11 39
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

676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
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

636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

13 53
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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

161

patients, 19% of all patients

14 32
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

559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

216

patients, 25% of all patients

15 52
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

16 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

17 13
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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

18 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

19 48
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

20 23
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

21 101
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

308

patients, 36% of all patients

A 22 45
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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

23 18
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

270

patients, 31% of all patients

24 55
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

410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

25 88
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

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

26 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

27 5
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

28 21
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

R 29 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

30 17
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

32 37
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

33 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O 34 71
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

35 44
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

36 63
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 25
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

38 11
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

39 144
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 98
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

41 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

42 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

A 43 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

44 87
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

45 22
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

46 38
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

48 164
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 54
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

52 27
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

10 53 341
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 106
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

55 56
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

56 158
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

58 66
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

59 268
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 10
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 111
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

62 85
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

64 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 80
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

66 160
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 65
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 67
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 133
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

70 433
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 71 145
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 112
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 59
CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to trea... +

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 362
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 95
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 137
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 69
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 123
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 60
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 127
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 83 91
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 215
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 84
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 90
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 121
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 450
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 89 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 90 199
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 91 291
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 42
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 91 77
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 43
KLOR-CON 8 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 247
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 166
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 36
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 118
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 99 142
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 72
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

101 482
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 228
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 103 115
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 74
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 371
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 106 161
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 107 239
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 51
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 104
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 360
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 110 480
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 275
ESTROPIPATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 10 110 647
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 114 68
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 78
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

115 210
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

115 152
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. 17, 2011.
  • 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.