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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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46,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 7305

$3.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 7305

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

98% 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

8% of this provider’s 630 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

39% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 630 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

17% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 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

$2.23M

2012

$2.59M

2013

$2.99M

2014

$3.65M

2015

Number of Claims

32,207

2012

37,200

2013

40,182

2014

46,165

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

1,798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,762

prescriptions.

236

patients, 35% of all patients

1 54
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

1,686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,614

prescriptions.

202

patients, 30% of all patients

2 4
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

1,649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,492

prescriptions.

239

patients, 36% of all patients

10 3 32
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

1,526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,474

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

4 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,389

prescriptions.

170

patients, 25% of all patients

5 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,130

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

6 47
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

1,153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

7 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

1,026

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

8 36
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

943

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

9 46
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

905

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

10 68
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

899

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

11 85
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

883

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

12 5
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

13 76
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

814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

14 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

15 11
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

758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

16 38
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

712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

17 2
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

655

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

18 15
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

611

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

19 29
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

567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

20 16
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

21 30
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

22 13
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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

23 88
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

24 42
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

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

25 59
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

482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

26 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

27 48
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

R 28 39
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

29 24
VASCEPA 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

30 125
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

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

31 120
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

32 14
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

32 37
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

32 69
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

35 84
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

36 9
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

37 28
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

38 173
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

39 77
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

40 78
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

40 41
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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

42 135
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 126
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

43 12
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

45 10
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 92
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 25
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

48 21
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

49 111
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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

50 81
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 50
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

52 63
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 74
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

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

54 148
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

55 3
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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

56 66
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

230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

57 40
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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 53
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

59 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 121
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

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

61 27
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

62 43
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

63 171
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

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 90
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 223
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 113
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

67 162
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 75
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 70 191
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

71 20
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 35
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

74 100
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

75 179
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

76 164
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 76 8
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

A 78 45
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 163
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 141
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

80 172
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 96
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

83 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 26
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

85 128
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 109
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 80
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

89 139
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A 90 104
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 218
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 19
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 137
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

93 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

95 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 87
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

97 161
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 167
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 136
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 155
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

101 251
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 225
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 176
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 112
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

105 250
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 123
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 117
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 107 151
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

109 138
ROZEREM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

109 444
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 111 98
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 56
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

113 229
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 60
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 115 216
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 116 49
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 116 82
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 200
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

118 169
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 120 61
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 121 283
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 121 258
SURE COMFORT* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

123 374
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 124 149
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

125 52
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 126 152
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 127 366
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 127 371
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 129 93
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 129 306
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 140
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 131 227
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

133 252
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 133 222
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 135 212
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 135 71
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

137 62
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

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 115
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 139 178
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 139 31
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 March 15, 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.