Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

27,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 2840

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2840

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

5% of this provider’s 553 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 553 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

More resources »

Opioids

20% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.27M

2012

$1.33M

2013

$1.57M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Number of Claims

22,680

2012

23,909

2013

28,598

2014

27,534

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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

A

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

P

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

R

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

10

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

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

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

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

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

215

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

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

1,073

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
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

1,070

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

3 17
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
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

773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

5 61
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

6 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

502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
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

478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

8 30
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9 135
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

R 12 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
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

344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

15 101
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
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

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
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

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 56
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

22 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 125
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

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 2
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

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 106
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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 102
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

32 296
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 9
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 243
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 1
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 51
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 158
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 231
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

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

44 65
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 71
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

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 16
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

49 78
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 124
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 188
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 64
ALCOHOL PADS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

53 143
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 67
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 57
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

58 220
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 18
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 62 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 64 127
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 114
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 122
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 130
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 68 301
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 72
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 77
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 104
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 80
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

73 291
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

74 63
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 75 79
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 21
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 77 14
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

78 185
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 22
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 52
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 29
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 90
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

83 93
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 70
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 86 196
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 117
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 88 91
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 195
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 99
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 128
ETODOLAC ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

90 518
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 23
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 281
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 133
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

96 152
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 58
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

97 42
COMFORT EZ* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 404
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 100 141
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 101 131
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 101 95
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 96
CROMOLYN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 318
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 224
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 244
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 106 157
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.

<11 108 204
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 240
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 109 136
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 86
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Jan. 5, 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.