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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2840

$3.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 2840

383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

9% of this provider’s 344 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 383 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 344 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

12% of this provider’s 383 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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

$1.91M

2012

$2.31M

2013

$2.73M

2014

$3.19M

2015

Number of Claims

17,737

2012

20,333

2013

21,193

2014

22,041

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
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

129

patients, 34% of all patients

1 16
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

2 36
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

572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

3 3
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

4 103
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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

5 57
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

6 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

344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

7 31
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

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

9 78
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 45
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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

12 111
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
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

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

15 1
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

113

patients, 30% of all patients

A 16 51
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
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

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

18 50
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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 161
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

21 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

22 72
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

23 41
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

24 92
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

25 97
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

26 9
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

27 2
PLAVIX 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 28 383
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

29 8
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 34
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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

31 12
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

32 141
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

33 82
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 56
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

35 221
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

36 75
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

37 79
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

38 5
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

39 4
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

41 32
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

43 24
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

43 52
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

R 45 28
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

45 101
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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

47 40
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

48 107
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 37
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

50 288
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

51 144
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

52 360
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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

53 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 23
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 118
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

56 164
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 77
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 251
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

57 160
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

60 61
ALCOHOL PADS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

60 143
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 22
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

63 135
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

64 48
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

65 209
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

66 152
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

67 356
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

67 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

A 67 90
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

70 120
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

71 27
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 69
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

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 14
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 162
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

75 261
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

A 76 87
CANASA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 76 507
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

76 211
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 79 47
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

79 342
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

81 216
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 82 64
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

83 81
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

84 124
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 84 30
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 86 369
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 248
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 88 100
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

89 280
NAFTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 90 525
VASCEPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

90 194
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE

This is used on the skin or... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 92 179
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

93 151
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

93 222
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

93 218
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 96 44
CALCIPOTRIENE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 97 390
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

97 106
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

99 35
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

99 53
LOVAZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

101 321
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

102 183
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

102 165
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 104 236
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

105 178
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 173
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 107 54
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

108 66
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 109 332
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

110 344
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.