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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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30,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 5332

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 5332

1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

2% of this provider’s 812 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 1,009 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 812 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

14% of this provider’s 1,009 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.73M

2012

$1.93M

2013

$2.01M

2014

$2.08M

2015

Number of Claims

24,611

2012

29,666

2013

30,932

2014

30,931

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

1,292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

276

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
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

1,242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

235

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

243

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
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

849

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

7 45
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
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

514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

R 10 29
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

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

This is used on the skin or in the genital area to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

13 187
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

457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

15 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

16 30
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

17 69
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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

18 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

19 25
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

20 181
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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

21 33
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

346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
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

341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

23 163
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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

24 67
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

25 49
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
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

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

28 4
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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

29 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

31 65
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

31 107
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

33 16
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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
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

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

36 55
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

37 229
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 17
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

39 51
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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

40 86
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
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

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

42 90
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

O 43 61
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

45 53
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 47
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

46 103
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 79
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

49 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 54
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

A 50 125
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 14
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

53 22
ALCOHOL PADS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

54 109
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 88
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

58 198
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

59 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 66
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

61 104
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 154
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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

63 102
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

64 520
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 36
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

66 73
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

67 135
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 50
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 144
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 56
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

72 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

73 75
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 71
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 57
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 26
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 119
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

78 275
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 185
COMFORT EZ* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 388
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 239
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

85 112
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

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 86 63
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 46
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

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 126
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 231
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

90 191
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 41
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 89
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 19
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

93 297
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

96 48
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 97 184
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 133
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 59
TERCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

99 611
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 174
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

102 173
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 224
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 165
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 228
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 206
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

106 142
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

108 692
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 83
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 35
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 85
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 111 266
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 113 77
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 96
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 98
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 April 25, 2017.
  • 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.