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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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38,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 5332

$3.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 5332

1,148 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,148 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 952 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 1,148 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.98M

2012

$2.21M

2013

$3.02M

2014

$3.49M

2015

Number of Claims

26,692

2012

29,249

2013

35,282

2014

38,780

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

2,107

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,692

prescriptions.

345

patients, 30% of all patients

1 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,303

prescriptions.

238

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
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

1,399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

229

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,178

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

4 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

1,222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

941

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

186

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

189

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
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

978

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

8 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

849

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

196

patients, 17% of all patients

9 25
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

827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

10 72
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
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

730

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12 71
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

719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

13 32
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

576

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

15 53
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

615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
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

614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
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

555

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

18 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
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

519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

21 69
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

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

23 45
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
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

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

26 8
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

27 90
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

28 93
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 83
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

30 107
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

31 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

32 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

33 58
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

34 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

36 145
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

37 54
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

40 102
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

41 11
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

41 160
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 117
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

46 75
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 15
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

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

48 50
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 76
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 138
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

51 51
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 108
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

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 186
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

55 133
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

56 40
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 55
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

R 58 29
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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 183
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

60 103
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

61 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 131
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 44
TRIBENZOR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 220
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

65 97
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 142
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 370
ALCOHOL PADS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

68 109
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

69 26
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 33
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 61
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 64
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 81
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

74 224
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 199
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 57
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 311
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 28
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 141
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 89
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 233
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 167
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

83 41
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 98
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 59
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 119
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 19
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 223
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 100
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 78
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

90 126
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 94
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 93 74
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 114
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 94 173
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 134
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 185
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

98 181
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 163
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

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 295
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 137
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 104 79
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 104 164
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 353
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 130
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 108 214
DALIRESP

Used to prevent the symptom... +

Used to prevent the symptoms (flare-ups) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 476
EXFORGE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 399
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 109 120
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

109 48
About This Data

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

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