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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 246

$3.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 246

596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

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

42% of this provider’s 596 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 552 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 596 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$3.05M

2012

$3.49M

2013

$3.65M

2014

$3.48M

2015

Number of Claims

36,735

2012

42,820

2013

41,874

2014

41,284

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
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

1,984

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,912

prescriptions.

229

patients, 38% of all patients

10 1 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,738

prescriptions.

238

patients, 40% of all patients

2 3
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,563

prescriptions.

212

patients, 36% of all patients

10 3 41
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

1,588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,481

prescriptions.

201

patients, 34% of all patients

4 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,289

prescriptions.

169

patients, 28% of all patients

10 5 73
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

1,256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

242

patients, 41% of all patients

6 59
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

10 7 88
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

988

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

8 20
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

937

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

9 2
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

862

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

11 68
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

10 12 108
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

716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13 104
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

714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

14 65
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

15 5
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

704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

16 122
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

17 67
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

18 62
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

671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

19 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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

20 4
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

612

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

21 27
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

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

22 52
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

569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

23 69
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

518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

24 16
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

492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

25 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

26 63
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

473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

27 57
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 28 147
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

29 23
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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

30 42
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

31 50
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

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

32 64
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

33 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

O 34 87
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

35 103
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

36 49
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

37 125
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

38 131
VASCEPA 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

39 191
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

40 127
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

R 41 45
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

42 14
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

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

43 61
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

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

44 34
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

45 17
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

46 12
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

47 48
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

47 25
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 167
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

50 24
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

51 43
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 52 30
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 146
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

54 145
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

55 11
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 13
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 86
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 102
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 6
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

60 152
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

61 193
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

62 76
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 95
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

64 70
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

65 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

67 35
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

A 68 74
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

69 281
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

69 208
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 85
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

72 71
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 228
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 200
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 167
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

76 222
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 56
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A 78 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 80 10
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 80 243
KOMBIGLYZE XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 82 302
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 9
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 98
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A 86 79
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 32
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 88 192
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.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 114
DIOVAN HCT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 10 91 310
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 92 119
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

92 44
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

92 132
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 124
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 245
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 96
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 283
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

99 93
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 179
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 123
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 82
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 136
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

103 110
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 105 275
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

106 172
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

107 345
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 166
SURE COMFORT* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 109 352
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 110 286
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 110 78
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 90
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.