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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 96

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 96

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 529 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 529 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$983K

2012

$852K

2013

$983K

2014

$997K

2015

Number of Claims

15,537

2012

14,108

2013

15,233

2014

16,088

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

2 18
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

510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
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

382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

6 26
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

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
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

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
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

265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 9
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 21
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 55
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

24 16
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 27
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 74
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 126
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 82
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 42
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 100
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 75
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 31
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 54
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 25
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 168
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 48 91
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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 56
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 77
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

52 28
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 63
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 48
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 34
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 61 67
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A R 64 120
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 76
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 64 95
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 53
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 195
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 67 61
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 106
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 65
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 71 115
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 66
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 93
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 60
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 99
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 30
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 43
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 113
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 64
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 163
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

82 90
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 209
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 84 94
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 84 29
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 14, 2010.
  • 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.