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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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19,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 2124

$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2124

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

35% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 301 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$2.11M

2012

$2.46M

2013

$2.4M

2014

$2.38M

2015

Number of Claims

18,766

2012

20,042

2013

19,165

2014

19,018

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

598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

1 16
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

2 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

4 59
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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
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

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

6 42
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

327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
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

309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

R 8 26
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

8 88
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

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

10 70
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

11 35
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 30
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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

13 1
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 130
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

17 97
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 103
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

19 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

20 19
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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 67
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 240
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

23 13
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

25 7
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

26 215
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

27 75
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

28 95
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

29 92
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

30 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

31 4
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

32 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

33 152
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

34 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

35 82
TRIBENZOR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

36 222
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 64
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

38 10
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

39 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

40 32
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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

41 25
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

42 91
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

43 45
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 85
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

45 47
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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

45 17
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 170
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

48 46
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

48 18
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

48 115
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

51 179
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

51 212
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

51 21
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

54 43
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

55 8
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 39
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

57 102
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 57 14
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

57 49
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

60 23
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 40
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 199
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 62
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

64 37
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 65 234
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

66 12
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

66 41
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

68 86
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 69 44
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

70 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

71 55
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 269
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

73 246
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

74 132
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

75 27
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 76 144
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 76 29
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

Used to treat asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 293
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 79 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

80 38
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

81 127
ROZEREM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 82 355
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

82 76
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 82 105
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 98
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

86 72
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 87 28
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 88 250
ZALEPLON 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

R 89 371
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 89 101
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 91 87
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 92 51
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 145
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

patients, 3% of all patients

93 56
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 95 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 96 140
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

96 104
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 R 98 283
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 99 171
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 Nov. 29, 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.