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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2124

$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 2124

1,275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 New Jersey
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

47% of this provider’s 1,275 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 1,088 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

15% of this provider’s 1,275 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.86M

2012

$2.31M

2013

$2.77M

2014

$3.1M

2015

Number of Claims

20,329

2012

25,967

2013

30,436

2014

35,408

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
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

1,449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,302

prescriptions.

364

patients, 29% of all patients

1 5
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

270

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
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

976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

300

patients, 24% of all patients

3 67
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

922

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

242

patients, 19% of all patients

4 30
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

881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

192

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

857

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

252

patients, 20% of all patients

6 38
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

844

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

7 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

255

patients, 20% of all patients

8 2
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

794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

299

patients, 23% of all patients

9 78
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

700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

217

patients, 17% of all patients

10 17
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

11 20
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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

155

patients, 12% of all patients

12 43
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

14 59
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

381

patients, 30% of all patients

A 15 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

16 40
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

359

patients, 28% of all patients

18 96
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

507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

18 24
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

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

20 97
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

497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

21 42
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

22 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

23 32
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

24 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

184

patients, 14% of all patients

26 46
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

405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

27 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

28 19
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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

29 9
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

30 49
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

365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

31 90
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

364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

32 176
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

33 22
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

34 7
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

35 86
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

36 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 29
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

38 23
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

39 25
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

40 36
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

41 8
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

42 18
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

43 76
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

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

45 102
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

46 35
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 138
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

48 217
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

49 68
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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

50 99
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

51 141
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

52 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

53 55
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

54 39
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

55 10
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

55 104
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

57 147
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

59 273
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

R 61 137
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

R 61 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 77
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
ALCOHOL PADS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 232
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 47
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

66 237
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

A R 66 224
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

70 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

O 70 140
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

73 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

R 74 251
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

75 82
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 101
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 73
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

79 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 62
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

81 88
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 100
ZALEPLON 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

R 83 371
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

84 85
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

85 70
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, 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), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

86 163
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

87 13
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 203
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 71
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 14
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

90 112
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 56
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 127
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

94 362
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 132
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

96 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

97 304
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 103
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

97 173
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

100 105
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

101 244
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

101 264
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 166
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

104 200
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 95
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 165
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

108 52
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 58
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

110 152
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

111 72
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT

The combination of hydrocor... +

The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause ear, eye, and skin infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

112 428
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

112 246
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

114 87
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

114 151
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 114 443
PROLIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

117 279
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

118 397
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

119 65
LOVAZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

120 395
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

121 115
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 121 240
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

123 161
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 53
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 Dec. 1, 2015.
  • 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.