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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 5332

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 5332

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

4% of this provider’s 353 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

34% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 353 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

7% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.03M

2012

$1.2M

2013

$1.96M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

10,965

2012

11,820

2013

17,685

2014

17,222

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

683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

1 13
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

555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
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

530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

3 23
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

463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
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

407

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

9 53
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

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
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

290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 51
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 93
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

R 15 29
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 38
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

19 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 98
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 97
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 71
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

27 45
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

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 5
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

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

29 25
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 130
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

31 94
JALYN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 367
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 99
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 35
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

35 145
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11 36 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 58
NISOLDIPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

10 39 468
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 73
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 163
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 10
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

A 44 46
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 12
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 45 60
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 56
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

47 22
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 150
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 143
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 17
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 78
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

56 31
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 15
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 57 245
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 33
ALCOHOL PADS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 109
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 61 167
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 233
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 219
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 264
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 54
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 67 62
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 65
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 198
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 70 158
PLAVIX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 347
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 72 61
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

72 72
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 153
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 185
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 76 83
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 77 36
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 89
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 27
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 79 32
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 March 6, 2015.
  • 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.