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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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26,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 5332

$3.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 5332

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

3% of this provider’s 473 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

29% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 473 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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

$1.97M

2012

$2.41M

2013

$2.87M

2014

$3.8M

2015

Number of Claims

20,302

2012

22,766

2013

23,315

2014

26,272

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,528

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,483

prescriptions.

198

patients, 40% of all patients

1 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,202

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,164

prescriptions.

157

patients, 32% of all patients

2 13
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

946

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

150

patients, 30% of all patients

3 23
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

920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

137

patients, 28% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

5 2
VASCEPA 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

6 162
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

682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

7 18
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

122

patients, 25% of all patients

8 106
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

537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

11 130
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

12 81
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

13 138
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

14 73
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

15 245
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

399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 83
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

17 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

18 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

18 65
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

20 4
PENNSAID 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

10 21 330
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

22 97
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

23 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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 59
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

25 6
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

28 17
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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

29 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

31 16
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

31 32
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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

33 47
EDARBI 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

10 34 428
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

35 40
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

36 31
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

37 8
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

38 26
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 261
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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

40 165
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

41 51
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

42 64
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

42 53
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

44 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

45 25
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

46 99
VIREAD 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 221
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

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

48 33
ATELVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

49 272
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

50 179
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

141

patients, 29% of all patients

51 196
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

52 79
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

53 93
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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 219
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

55 102
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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

56 145
METFORMIN HCL ER

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

57 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

58 75
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

R 59 29
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 11
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

60 72
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

60 112
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 117
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 264
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

64 185
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 131
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

67 119
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

68 115
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

A 69 46
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 34
URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 334
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 375
LIVALO

Used together with diet, we... +

Used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol'). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 338
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 141
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

75 298
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 202
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 382
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 98
ENTECAVIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 79 355
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 63
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 42
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 36
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

83 447
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 84 108
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 20
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 86 150
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 86 160
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 30
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 14
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

91 45
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

92 239
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

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 54
DUTASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

95 688
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

96 90
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 164
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 268
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 May 10, 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.