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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1226

$6.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1226

910 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 734 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 734 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.15M

2012

$1.38M

2013

$2.52M

2014

$6.09M

2015

Number of Claims

16,392

2012

19,172

2013

21,596

2014

33,591

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,157

prescriptions.

305

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
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

856

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

197

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
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

779

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
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

753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

5 18
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

699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
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

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

7 13
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

623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

9 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
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

562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

12 66
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

13 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

15 119
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

16 71
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
ALCOHOL PADS 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18 188
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

19 35
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

355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

20 24
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

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

21 208
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

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

23 44
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

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

24 162
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

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

26 39
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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

27 37
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

28 56
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

29 144
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

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

30 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

31 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

32 21
VIMOVO 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 33 229
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

264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

34 212
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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

35 48
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

252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

36 59
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

37 106
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

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

38 47
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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

39 94
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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
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

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

41 118
PENNSAID 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10 42 277
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

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

43 41
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

O 44 27
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

45 58
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

46 65
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

47 45
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

47 178
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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

47 16
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

50 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

51 23
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

52 52
FARXIGA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

10 53 236
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

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

54 101
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

55 139
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 30
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

57 40
JENTADUETO 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

58 262
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

R 58 26
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

60 46
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

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 179
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

62 88
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

63 110
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 22
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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

65 116
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

66 14
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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

67 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

R 68 99
GLUMETZA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

10 69 279
VASCEPA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 136
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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

70 78
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

72 69
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

73 98
KAZANO 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 74 335
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

75 89
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

75 10
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

75 243
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 213
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10 79 346
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 93
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 25
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

81 102
FLECTOR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 309
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 199
JARDIANCE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10 84 297
TRIBENZOR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 254
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 123
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 211
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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 85
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

91 113
DUEXIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 263
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 251
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

94 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 171
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

96 32
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 80
ROZEREM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 307
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 55
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 367
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 63
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 62
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 84
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

103 81
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 130
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 105 107
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

107 333
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 107 64
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 17
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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 90
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 91
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

111 73
CIALIS

Treats men who have erecti... +

Treats men who have erectile dysfunction (also called sexual impotence). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 377
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

114 159
NIACIN ER

Lowers cholesterol and trig... +

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 300
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 116 70
TRULICITY 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 383
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 67
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

119 28
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 120 79
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

R 120 157
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 122
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

122 394
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

124 255
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

124 237
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

124 232
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

127 51
TANZEUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

129 412
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 129 170
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

131 280
PEN NEEDLES 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

131 414
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 131 331
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 134 115
XIFAXAN

Treats traveler's diarrhea ... +

Treats traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 A 135 290
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

135 332
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

135 242
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

138 287
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

139 125
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

139 108
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 141 233
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 April 14, 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.