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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 492

$6.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 492

1,905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,905 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 1,747 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,905 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $155 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$3.92M

2012

$4.2M

2013

$5.31M

2014

$6.28M

2015

Number of Claims

37,646

2012

38,180

2013

44,267

2014

48,179

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
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

3,543

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,151

prescriptions.

538

patients, 28% of all patients

10 1 29
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,444

prescriptions.

373

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 39
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

2,540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,353

prescriptions.

425

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
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

2,447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,206

prescriptions.

436

patients, 23% of all patients

10 4 4
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,472

prescriptions.

268

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5 8
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

1,498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,348

prescriptions.

227

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6 43
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

1,349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,213

prescriptions.

219

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7 13
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

1,280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

206

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

1,156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

167

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 69
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

1,069

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

166

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 20
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,064

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

1,028

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12 18
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

999

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

171

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
VASCEPA 843

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

146

patients, 8% of all patients

14 80
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

798

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

138

patients, 7% of all patients

15 50
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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

141

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

17 26
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

723

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

697

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

19 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

653

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

20 3
PARICALCITOL 643

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21 53
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

627

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

121

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22 98
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

592

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24 117
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

25 5
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER

Potassium citrate is used t... +

Potassium citrate is used to treat a kidney stone condition called renal tubular acidosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

10 26 73
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

27 47
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

28 41
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

432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

30 85
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

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

31 79
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
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

380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

33 102
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

35 6
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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

36 91
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

37 90
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
EDARBI 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

10 39 147
ACARBOSE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

40 137
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

41 154
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

42 22
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

43 2
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

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

225

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

10 44 153
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

139

patients, 7% of all patients

A 45 58
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

46 89
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

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

47 12
PROCRIT 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

10 48 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

49 36
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

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

50 37
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

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

51 15
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

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

53 10
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

54 21
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Alfuzosin is used in men to... +

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat 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

174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

55 181
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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

57 46
LOVAZA 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

58 186
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

58 51
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 143
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

61 133
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

62 191
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

62 140
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Used with other medications... +

Used with other medications to help prevent transplant organ rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person receiving the organ) in people who have received organ transplants. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 95
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

65 116
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

66 122
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

67 54
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 112
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

69 176
DUTASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

10 70 206
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

71 57
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

72 208
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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 14
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

74 109
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

74 30
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

76 215
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 169
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

78 159
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

79 78
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

80 190
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

R 81 38
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 217
TACROLIMUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 83 56
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

84 127
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 100
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 126
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

87 189
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

R 87 221
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 131
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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 35
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 91 106
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

92 92
JALYN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 224
ONGLYZA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 191
EDARBYCLOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 228
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 96 177
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 40
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 121
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 7
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

101 87
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

102 16
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

102 163
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

104 64
MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 129
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 66
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 207
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 77
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

108 118
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 267
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 72
PROLIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

112 171
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 187
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

A 113 173
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 May 20, 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.