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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 7305

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 273 out of 7305

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 699 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

31% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$741K

2012

$768K

2013

$880K

2014

$914K

2015

Number of Claims

16,258

2012

17,554

2013

19,642

2014

19,824

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,024

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

183

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
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

962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
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

894

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

880

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
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

647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
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

393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

11 101
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

O 13 266
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

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
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

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 23
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 8
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 227
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 53
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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 216
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 61
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 44
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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 69
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 479
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 25
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 93
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 373
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 117
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

45 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 70
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 27
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 43
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 109
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 26
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 37
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 215
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 60
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 32
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 377
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

60 17
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 100
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 106
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 81
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 62
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 335
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 159
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 55
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

70 85
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 71 148
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

71 317
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 36
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 74 189
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 18
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 220
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 68
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 89
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 115
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 Feb. 6, 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.