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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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54,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 5332

$7.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 5332

1,696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,612 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

20% of this provider’s 1,696 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,612 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 1,696 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$6.39M

2012

$7.96M

2013

$7.85M

2014

$7.04M

2015

Number of Claims

53,410

2012

58,827

2013

57,987

2014

54,450

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

2,777

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,746

prescriptions.

446

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

2,303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,225

prescriptions.

338

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 20
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

1,724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,669

prescriptions.

373

patients, 22% of all patients

3 32
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,381

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4 81
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

1,357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,322

prescriptions.

235

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 74
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

1,169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,135

prescriptions.

380

patients, 22% of all patients

6 65
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

165

patients, 10% of all patients

7 16
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

1,038

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

193

patients, 11% of all patients

8 24
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

1,018

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

188

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
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

968

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

169

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
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

907

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

187

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11 203
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

888

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

223

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12 208
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

855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

840

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

319

patients, 19% of all patients

14 106
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

250

patients, 15% of all patients

10 15 73
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

809

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 71
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

797

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

778

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

252

patients, 15% of all patients

18 53
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

693

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
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

624

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
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

613

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

21 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

577

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

23 108
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24 171
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

25 3
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

520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

147

patients, 9% of all patients

26 23
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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

10 27 219
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

32 182
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

33 6
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

35 59
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

36 179
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

37 2
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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

38 79
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

39 98
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

40 130
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

41 62
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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

42 56
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

43 148
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

329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

10 44 224
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

45 91
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

47 51
FLUOCINONIDE-E 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

10 48 496
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

49 45
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

50 31
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

51 202
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

52 181
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

52 15
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

54 9
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

56 160
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

57 76
ATELVIA 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

58 272
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

59 48
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

265

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

107

patients, 6% of all patients

R 60 29
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

264

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

61 165
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

253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

62 89
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

251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

63 5
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

200

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 46
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

226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

65 36
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

225

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

66 187
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

219

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

67 199
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

68 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

69 115
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

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

70 102
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

71 261
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

72 27
FORTEO 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

73 348
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 120
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

75 11
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

75 117
TRIBENZOR 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

77 220
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

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

78 119
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

78 210
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

80 57
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

81 47
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

82 198
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

83 305
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

84 141
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

85 97
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

86 173
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

87 190
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

88 239
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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

89 72
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

90 248
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

91 64
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

92 101
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

93 8
VIREAD 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

93 221
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

95 103
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

95 123
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

10 97 447
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

98 155
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

99 78
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

100 315
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

101 275
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

R 102 350
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

103 93
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

104 180
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

105 185
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 233
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 132
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

107 25
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

109 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

110 153
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

111 69
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

112 298
ENTECAVIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 355
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

114 107
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

114 353
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

116 82
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

R 116 139
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

118 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

A 119 88
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

120 12
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

121 394
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

122 264
JENTADUETO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 306
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

123 361
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

123 244
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

126 268
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

127 85
PROLIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

127 265
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

127 115
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

130 164
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

130 313
BYDUREON 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

132 532
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

132 150
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

132 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

135 49
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

136 476
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

137 291
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

137 442
INVOKAMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 139 575
CLOBETASOL EMOLLIENT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

139 495
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 141 77
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

142 100
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

142 50
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 144 607
JARDIANCE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

145 680
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 145 231
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 145 86
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

148 196
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

149 129
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

149 145
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 151 14
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.