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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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30,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 5332

$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 5332

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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 New York
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

48% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 688 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.53M

2012

$3.49M

2013

$3.55M

2014

$2.66M

2015

Number of Claims

27,543

2012

37,860

2013

35,726

2014

30,984

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

1,588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,535

prescriptions.

204

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
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

1,364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,328

prescriptions.

177

patients, 25% of all patients

10 2 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,276

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
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

1,068

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,063

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

4 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

5 13
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

1,020

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

6 7
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

1,015

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

10 7 74
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

830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

8 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
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

691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

10 5
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

671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

11 154
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

628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

190

patients, 27% of all patients

13 97
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

599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

14 9
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

15 81
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

547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

17 24
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 3
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

488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

289

patients, 41% of all patients

A 19 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

20 30
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

21 15
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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

22 40
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

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

23 33
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

25 53
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 54
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 50
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

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

28 4
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

29 99
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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

30 93
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

33 45
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 83
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 150
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 6
VASCEPA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

38 162
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 108
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 98
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 34
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 233
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 130
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 59
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

46 248
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 442
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

47 79
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 47
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 107
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

R 51 29
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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

53 25
GLIPIZIDE ER

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 49
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

56 65
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 8
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 164
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

60 161
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

61 52
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

62 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 252
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 38
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 89
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 26
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

69 73
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 203
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 14
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 36
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 73 70
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 268
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 88
CROMOLYN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

76 322
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 77 68
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

79 287
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 79 305
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 126
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

82 72
PROLIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

83 265
LOVAZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

84 396
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 84 27
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 86 60
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 87 134
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 88 35
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

89 103
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 89 199
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 28
EXFORGE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

92 399
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

92 112
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 64
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 219
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 264
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

97 171
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 97 183
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 Sept. 26, 2013.
  • 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.