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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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38,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 6974

$4.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 6974

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 440 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

35% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

26% of this provider’s 440 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

30% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

82 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$4.33M

2012

$4.47M

2013

$4.82M

2014

$4.76M

2015

Number of Claims

42,719

2012

41,976

2013

39,818

2014

38,525

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
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

1,590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,518

prescriptions.

170

patients, 36% of all patients

1 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,380

prescriptions.

135

patients, 29% of all patients

2 37
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

1,004

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

3 88
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

890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

873

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

5 67
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

6 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

798

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

7 1
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

O 8 30
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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

9 83
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

10 72
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

11 107
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

12 87
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

10 13 242
ATELVIA 574

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

10 14 233
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

517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

15 100
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

16 84
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

513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

10 17 154
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

437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

18 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

19 76
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 20 178
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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

21 133
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

22 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

23 39
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

24 47
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

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

25 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

26 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

27 77
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 38
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

29 58
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

30 149
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

31 139
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

32 141
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

33 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

34 50
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

R 35 34
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

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

36 160
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

37 70
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

38 4
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

39 62
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

40 11
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

41 28
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

42 65
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

43 102
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

44 40
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

45 7
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

46 44
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

47 46
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 10
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

49 131
FLECTOR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 50 275
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

51 110
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

52 24
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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

53 112
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

54 176
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

55 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

56 17
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

57 118
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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

57 51
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

59 6
VASCEPA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 125
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

61 226
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

62 16
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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

63 90
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

64 64
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 65 396
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 236
MICARDIS 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10 67 560
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

68 96
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 23
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

71 13
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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 33
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 26
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

74 19
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

75 68
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 184
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 134
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 204
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 79 246
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 15
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 126
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

R 82 409
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 35
CYMBALTA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 84 580
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 84 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 84 78
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 87 540
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

88 59
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

89 92
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

A 90 42
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

A 91 79
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 97
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 93 111
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 12
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 95 309
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 96 109
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 177
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 96 361
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 314
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 100 269
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

101 305
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

101 284
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 R 103 216
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 104 117
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 105 214
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

106 127
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 106 137
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 106 130
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 109 95
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

109 41
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 111 55
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 111 224
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

113 82
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 114 365
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 114 257
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 116 193
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 R 116 152
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

116 281
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

119 56
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

120 360
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

120 116
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

122 5
BRINTELLIX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

123 462
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 123 165
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

125 36
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 125 218
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 125 466
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 125 73
DIOVAN HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 10 129 654
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 129 9
MICARDIS HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 10 129 628
EVISTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 132 606
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 133 29
ROZEREM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 135 457
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

135 386
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 188
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

137 191
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 311
ACIPHEX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 10 139 772
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 101
EDARBI 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 139 392
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 139 219
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 243
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 Aug. 24, 2010.
  • 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.