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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 488

$7.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 488

1,671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,388 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 1,671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 1,388 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,671 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$165 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $233 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.6M

2012

$3.8M

2013

$5.47M

2014

$7.02M

2015

Number of Claims

22,588

2012

29,677

2013

37,307

2014

42,540

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
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

1,576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

308

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
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

1,476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

241

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,289

prescriptions.

283

patients, 17% of all patients

10 3 4
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

1,366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,137

prescriptions.

236

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4 25
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

1,330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,063

prescriptions.

214

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5 21
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

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

1,156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

163

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7 15
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

963

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

148

patients, 9% of all patients

8 16
ALCOHOL PADS 836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

181

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9 49
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

824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

10 40
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

807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

162

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

161

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13 23
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

683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14 30
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

659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
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

637

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

16 49
GLYBURIDE

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

623

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

R 10 17 94
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

620

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
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

593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

19 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

591

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

21 46
JENTADUETO 565

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

10 22 67
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

561

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

148

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23 39
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24 53
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

10 26 35
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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

28 5
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29 37
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30 33
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

385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

31 22
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

32 31
PROLIA 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

206

patients, 12% of all patients

10 33 65
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

337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

33 17
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

35 102
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

37 44
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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

39 6
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

40 95
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

41 41
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

42 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

43 137
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

10 44 58
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

46 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

47 121
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 108
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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

49 57
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

50 147
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

51 61
BYDUREON PEN 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

10 52 63
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

54 123
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
FARXIGA 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10 55 75
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
COMFORT EZ* 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

10 58 106
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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

58 11
BYDUREON 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

10 60 80
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

61 34
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

61 29
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

63 27
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

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

64 100
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

65 140
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

66 86
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
GLUCOPHAGE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

10 68 195
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

70 47
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

70 110
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

72 14
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

73 45
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

74 202
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

75 52
ALCOHOL SWABS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

10 76 173
LOVAZA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

76 173
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

78 90
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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

79 163
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroida... +

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

80 208
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

10 81 89
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

82 96
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

83 66
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 32
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 219
TRIBENZOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 222
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

87 124
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 111
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

89 130
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

90 148
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

90 152
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

A 92 109
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 101
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 98
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

93 105
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

96 8
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

97 146
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 138
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

99 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A 99 166
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 101 184
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

102 77
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

102 128
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 104 237
ULTRA COMFORT* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 104 237
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 84
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 107 114
TRULICITY 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 127
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburid... +

The combination of glyburide and metformin 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) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 109 144
ATELVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 125
ACARBOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 110 51
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE

Used to treat symptoms of l... +

Used to treat symptoms of low testosterone in men who do not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

112 248
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

113 169
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 113 188
NOVOFINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 112
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

115 131
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 115 162
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 73
JARDIANCE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 134
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 268
COREG CR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 121 268
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

121 181
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 121 217
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 125 59
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

126 126
KOMBIGLYZE XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 126 96
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

126 217
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 126 79
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

126 68
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 133
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 132 166
TERCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

132 282
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

134 287
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 Aug. 13, 2014.
  • 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.