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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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37,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 5332

$3.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 5332

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

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 804 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

35% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 804 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

15% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$3.21M

2012

$4.1M

2013

$4.22M

2014

$3.9M

2015

Number of Claims

32,045

2012

41,444

2013

42,169

2014

37,198

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
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

1,352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,336

prescriptions.

180

patients, 21% of all patients

1 23
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

1,124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

167

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
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

975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

970

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
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

896

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
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

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

10 71
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

11 99
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

12 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

13 62
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

549

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

R 14 29
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

539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

16 44
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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

17 7
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

463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

18 4
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

461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

19 51
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

23 5
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

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 93
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 108
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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

26 10
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

27 53
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

28 40
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

29 73
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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

30 72
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 134
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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 76
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 98
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

35 41
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

36 15
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

37 145
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

38 112
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 60
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 143
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 17
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 156
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

A 44 46
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

45 45
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 63
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

48 56
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 54
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 27
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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

53 89
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 199
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 151
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

56 185
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

57 59
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 82
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

59 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 120
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 12
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

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

63 94
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O 64 61
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 130
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

66 36
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 117
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 57
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

69 47
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

70 104
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 6
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 164
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 171
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 78
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

74 97
ALCOHOL PADS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

76 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

78 137
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 34
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 83
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 55
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

82 32
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

82 52
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 84 139
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 19
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

86 48
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

86 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

86 25
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 231
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R 90 170
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

91 206
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 101
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 202
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 119
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

95 141
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 49
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

97 69
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 150
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

99 37
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

100 163
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

100 223
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 165
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

103 65
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

104 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 104 88
HEPARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 106 237
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 188
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

107 115
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 100
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

110 198
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

110 191
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 42
PLAVIX 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 347
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 118
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 241
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 24
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

117 180
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 118 416
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 79
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 183
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 245
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

121 190
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 276
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

124 31
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), certain types of tremor, and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart muscle disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 126 383
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

127 252
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

128 85
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

129 22
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 129 293
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

131 208
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

132 315
LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreas... +

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

132 287
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 134 274
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 153
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

135 262
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 137 264
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

52

prescriptions.

<11 138 288
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

138 205
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 140 68
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

140 106
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 142 284
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 143 285
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 144 114
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 145 158
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

145 103
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

147 260
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 147 203
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 149 219
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 149 66
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 149 302
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.