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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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36,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 5332

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 5332

1,118 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

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

24% of this provider’s 1,118 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 962 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

5% of this provider’s 1,118 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.59M

2012

$1.67M

2013

$1.78M

2014

$1.9M

2015

Number of Claims

32,824

2012

35,013

2013

35,274

2014

36,327

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
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

2,599

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,415

prescriptions.

341

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
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

1,832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,575

prescriptions.

241

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,738

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,570

prescriptions.

226

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,354

prescriptions.

193

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
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

1,344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,171

prescriptions.

312

patients, 28% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

200

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
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

916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

764

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11 86
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

710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
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

626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

16 58
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

538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, 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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18 107
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

20 72
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

22 54
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

23 53
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

24 113
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

24 52
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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 84
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

320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
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

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 83
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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

33 25
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

34 117
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

35 229
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

36 132
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

37 65
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

38 103
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

236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

39 36
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

41 69
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

42 439
ALCOHOL PADS 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

43 109
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

44 15
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

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

45 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 11
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 46
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 76
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

51 47
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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

52 163
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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 33
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

54 45
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 60
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 143
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 92
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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 67
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

60 31
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 98
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

63 100
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin 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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 88
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 19
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

67 171
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 153
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

69 34
DESOXIMETASONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

70 340
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 56
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 51
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 61
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 59
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

74 102
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 64
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 186
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 78 94
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

78 142
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 154
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Treats type 2 diabetes. +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 82 174
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

82 298
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 365
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 75
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

87 185
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 88 55
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 217
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 90 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 222
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 114
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 82
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 26
NOVOLIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 94 596
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

94 223
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 22
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

97 173
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 99 68
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 100 165
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 101
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

100 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 63
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 89
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 Sept. 1, 2011.
  • 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.