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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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24,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2840

$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 2840

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

2% of this provider’s 589 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

37% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 589 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

14% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.39M

2012

$1.81M

2013

$2.57M

2014

$3.1M

2015

Number of Claims

14,515

2012

17,747

2013

21,181

2014

24,796

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

807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

1 36
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

2 16
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

606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

3 57
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

557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
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

483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
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

463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
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

374

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

10 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

12 77
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 103
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

15 78
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 92
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

R 19 28
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 97
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 79
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 118
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 60
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 111
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 6
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

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

33 41
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

34 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 76
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

36 101
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

38 27
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

39 82
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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 50
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

41 86
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

42 44
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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 165
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 144
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, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

45 33
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

A 46 51
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 52
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

47 31
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 161
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

50 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

51 24
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 135
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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 106
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 204
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 258
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

57 211
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

58 152
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

59 61
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 15
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 20
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

62 40
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

63 75
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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 295
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

65 23
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

65 11
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 221
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 68 47
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 35
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

70 114
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

71 209
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 162
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 150
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

74 151
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 164
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 219
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A 77 87
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

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

78 58
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 49
VASCEPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 194
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

82 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 69
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 37
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

85 360
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 120
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

87 261
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 280
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

88 319
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 21
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 102
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

91 342
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

93 183
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 128
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

95 244
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 286
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 97 216
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

97 158
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 218
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 233
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 101 145
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 17
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 202
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 327
PLAVIX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 104 383
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 104 90
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 98
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 107 59
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 89
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 56
PROLIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

109 260
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 112 191
LOVAZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

112 321
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 112 239
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 344
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 116 22
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 116 43
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 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.