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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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33,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 6974

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 6974

929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

7% of this provider’s 678 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 929 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 678 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

34% of this provider’s 929 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.54M

2012

$1.61M

2013

$1.86M

2014

$2.08M

2015

Number of Claims

26,810

2012

29,363

2013

31,909

2014

33,673

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

1,129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,069

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

2 11
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

946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
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

667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
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

643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

10 26
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 30
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

561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

12 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

13 14
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

14 19
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 78
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

20 4
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
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

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

22 8
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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

R 23 34
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 147
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

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

28 70
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 69
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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 150
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

32 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 94
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

35 143
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

10 36 366
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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

37 28
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 285
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 208
HEPARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 258
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 63
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

43 53
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

44 413
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 79
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 74
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 114
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

48 117
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

49 12
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

50 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

51 32
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 10
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 283
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

57 59
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

57 111
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 340
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 56
VASCEPA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

61 125
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

63 103
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

64 18
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

65 62
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 218
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 52
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

69 220
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

70 51
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 76
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 71 75
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 238
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 138
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 104
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 46
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

76 97
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

78 29
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 49
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 187
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 193
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 245
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

84 188
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

84 189
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

86 332
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 87 172
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 173
PROCRIT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 364
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

90 38
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 179
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 200
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 209
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 94 136
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 95 140
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 37
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 85
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 96 256
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 90
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 68
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 95
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 113
GLYCOPYRROLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 102 370
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 135
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 54
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

105 43
PROTONIX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 436
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 89
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 109 162
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 122
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

111 58
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 27
GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is us... +

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 111 604
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 114 152
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

114 124
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 116 359
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 55
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 119 216
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 60
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 120 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 122 71
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 165
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

122 170
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

125 142
PHENYTOIN

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 125 349
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 127 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

127 17
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 297
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 127 132
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

131 155
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 414
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

132 191
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

134 238
TRIBENZOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 134 251
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 136 86
GLUCAGEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 136 649
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 136 123
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

139 109
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

141 44
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 141 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 141 108
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 144 322
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

145 298
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 145 92
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

145 127
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 145 279
GENERLAC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 149 329
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

149 134
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 151 130
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 152 236
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 Dec. 20, 2013.
  • 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.