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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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28,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 246

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 246

1,141 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 1,020 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 1,020 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

57% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.1M

2012

$1.32M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

22,924

2012

37,595

2013

32,994

2014

28,316

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

2,029

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,811

prescriptions.

447

patients, 39% of all patients

O 1 10
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

1,099

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

2 24
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,004

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

3 5
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

934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

865

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

5 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

193

patients, 17% of all patients

6 25
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

723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

7 14
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

8 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
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

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

11 2
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

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 30
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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

14 13
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

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

15 4
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
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

460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

17 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

20 49
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 6
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

22 86
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 62
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

24 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

25 96
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

26 82
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 77
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

30 183
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 81
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 47
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 142
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 69
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 36 112
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 66
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 119
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

39 32
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

40 89
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 48
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 22
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 155
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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 17
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 33
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 39
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 19
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 74
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 23
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 21
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 16
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A R 53 237
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 113
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 117
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 50
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

57 72
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 58 28
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 212
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 62 171
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 65
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 90
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 31
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 67 45
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O 68 204
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 69 209
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 140
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 71 109
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 42
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 132
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 29
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 114
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 76 203
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 268
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 76 9
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 79 219
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 57
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 81 196
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 238
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 R 82 121
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 84 43
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 85 161
DRONABINOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 312
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 87 40
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 88 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 90 156
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 91
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 71
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 18
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 92
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 94 34
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 96 118
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A 96 134
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 96 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 78
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 100 169
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 100 85
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 138
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 154
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 102 260
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 76
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 102 125
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 107 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 108 235
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 46
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 R 110 224
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 111
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 113 345
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 114 349
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

115 133
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 210
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 Oct. 5, 2011.
  • 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.