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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 808

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 808

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

2% of this provider’s 924 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 924 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $184 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.92M

2012

$2.2M

2013

$1.82M

2014

$2.08M

2015

Number of Claims

21,681

2012

26,402

2013

18,154

2014

20,734

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

949

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

238

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

830

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

221

patients, 22% of all patients

2 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

333

patients, 34% of all patients

4 25
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

425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
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

423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

6 37
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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

7 20
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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

8 22
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

251

patients, 25% of all patients

A 9 58
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

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
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

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

12 62
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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

13 52
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

14 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

15 119
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

16 98
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 48
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
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

235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

20 44
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

A 21 111
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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

22 81
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 73
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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

29 49
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

30 264
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

31 132
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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

32 12
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

33 161
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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 10
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

37 63
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 106
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

39 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 80
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

41 9
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

42 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 94
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

44 18
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

45 78
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

46 92
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

47 116
LOVAZA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 224
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

49 158
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

50 2
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

51 199
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

53 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O 54 21
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 72
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

54 56
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 57 147
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

R 57 42
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

59 96
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

60 33
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

62 162
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 193
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 83
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 200
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

66 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

67 27
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH

Dexamethasone reduces the i... +

Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

68 338
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 24
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 5
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 225
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

72 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

73 59
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 150
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 352
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 65
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

77 90
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 36
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 122
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

80 295
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 154
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 81 43
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 195
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 361
ULTICARE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 366
PROLIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

85 238
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

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 87 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 169
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 201
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

90 193
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 178
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

90 374
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

90 234
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 94 3
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 17
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 93
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 123
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 13
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 303
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 May 8, 2014.
  • 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.