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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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33,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 5332

$3.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 5332

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 534 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 534 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

9% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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

$3M

2012

$3.18M

2013

$3.53M

2014

$3.84M

2015

Number of Claims

32,366

2012

32,700

2013

33,422

2014

33,389

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,872

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,845

prescriptions.

196

patients, 35% of all patients

10 1 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

933

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

3 23
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

4 16
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

780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
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

660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 38
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 108
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

12 81
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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

13 93
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

459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

14 51
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 76
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

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

16 5
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 71
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 98
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

19 8
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

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 4
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

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 19
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

22 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 54
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 134
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

25 30
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

10 26 112
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 99
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 56
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 7
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

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 18
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

31 10
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

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

32 12
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

33 53
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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 44
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

R 35 29
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

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 32
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 183
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

220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

39 141
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 40
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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

41 33
ALCOHOL PADS 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

42 109
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

45 62
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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

46 36
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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 164
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

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

48 94
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 24
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 131
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 114
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

52 45
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 6
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 231
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 17
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

56 73
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

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 264
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 156
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

60 150
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

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 117
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

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 28
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

64 103
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

64 97
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

66 31
PRADAXA

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) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 199
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

68 72
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 69 285
VASCEPA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

70 162
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 284
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 50
ATELVIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 272
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 130
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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 75 63
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

77 49
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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 67
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

79 15
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 140
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 160
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 22
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 79
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

84 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

Prevents chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 188
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 43
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 113
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

87 85
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 257
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 145
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 91 74
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

92 206
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

92 35
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 94 158
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 95 83
TRIBENZOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 95 220
VYTORIN

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.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 262
NISOLDIPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 98 468
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 99 61
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

100 149
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 171
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 203
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 103 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 104 136
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 104 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

106 75
BYDUREON 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 107 532
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 202
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 109 82
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 110 233
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

111 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 111 58
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

111 69
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 114 273
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 313
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 116 442
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

116 89
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

118 165
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

118 52
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 118 107
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

121 198
COREG CR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 121 385
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 121 64
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 121 26
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

121 444
EDARBI 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 126 428
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 126 268
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 126 245
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

129 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 129 120
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

129 185
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 132 303
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

132 47
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 132 217
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

135 252
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 R 135 139
DILTIAZEM 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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 352
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 137 151
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

137 224
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 140 138
KOMBIGLYZE XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 409
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

142 129
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 Feb. 21, 2008.
  • 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.