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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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50,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 6974

$4.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 6974

1,211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,190 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

54% of this provider’s 1,211 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 1,190 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

14% of this provider’s 1,211 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$3.21M

2012

$3.91M

2013

$4.61M

2014

$4.74M

2015

Number of Claims

35,754

2012

43,023

2013

47,682

2014

50,061

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

2,544

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,502

prescriptions.

360

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,508

prescriptions.

339

patients, 28% of all patients

2 2
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,634

prescriptions.

395

patients, 33% of all patients

10 3 39
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

1,444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,421

prescriptions.

207

patients, 17% of all patients

4 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

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

1,393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,380

prescriptions.

226

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
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

1,377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,377

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 112
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

1,324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,324

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

7 33
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

1,130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,109

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

8 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

1,128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,123

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

9 50
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,019

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

1,003

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

240

patients, 20% of all patients

11 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

943

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

12 16
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

910

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

13 72
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

888

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

456

patients, 38% of all patients

A 10 14 79
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

858

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

15 14
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

16 21
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
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

727

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

18 18
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

669

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

19 82
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

669

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

662

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

21 77
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

656

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

22 3
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

649

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

10 23 101
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

616

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

246

patients, 20% of all patients

24 51
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

587

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

25 83
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

26 40
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

546

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

27 75
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

28 61
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

29 102
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30 185
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

477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

31 47
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

32 46
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

33 67
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

34 26
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

35 27
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

36 139
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

O 37 30
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

38 84
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

390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

39 131
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

40 92
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

42 115
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

43 44
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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

R 43 34
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

215

patients, 18% of all patients

A 45 42
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

46 133
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

47 174
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

48 19
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

49 149
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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

50 228
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

233

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

51 12
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

231

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

52 22
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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

53 15
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

221

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

54 118
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

55 35
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

10 56 321
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

57 11
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

58 141
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

59 32
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE

Treats diarrhea. +

Treats diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

59 234
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

61 146
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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 96
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

R 63 172
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 107
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 199
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

66 38
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

67 56
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 249
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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

69 100
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

70 70
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 13
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

72 183
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 126
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 24
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 91
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 62
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

77 127
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

O 78 78
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 66
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

80 160
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

80 43
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 73
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

83 288
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

84 142
TRIBENZOR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 251
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 23
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 87
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

88 53
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

88 36
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 31
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 55
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 41
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 129
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 29
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A R 94 279
ZENPEP 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

96 300
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 97 20
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 81
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 100 376
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 121
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

102 383
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 103 74
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

103 204
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 97
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

106 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

107 17
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

107 68
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 109 105
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

110 110
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 76
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 90
TRIAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 277
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE

Tobramycin and dexamethason... +

Tobramycin and dexamethasone is a combination of an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

113 554
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 123
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 135
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 5
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 117 188
PROLIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

117 264
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

120 229
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 120 130
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 122 189
FORTEO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 123 335
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 124
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

125 117
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

125 373
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 127 106
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

127 65
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 129 128
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

129 194
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

129 176
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 58
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

133 319
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 312
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 135 178
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

136 169
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

136 157
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

138 175
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 155
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 209
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 141 111
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 141 243
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 9, 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.