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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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26,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 5332

$3.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 5332

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

13% of this provider’s 518 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

42% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 518 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

12% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$149 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$3.2M

2012

$3.95M

2013

$3.39M

2014

$3.88M

2015

Number of Claims

28,476

2012

32,185

2013

24,169

2014

26,056

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
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

1,211

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,083

prescriptions.

165

patients, 29% of all patients

1 23
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

762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

2 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

2 13
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

664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

4 51
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

5 16
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 99
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

7 17
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

8 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
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

373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 71
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

369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

12 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 2
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

14 53
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 81
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

16 8
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

17 97
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

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

18 18
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

301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

19 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

20 15
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

21 134
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

284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 141
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 64
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

268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

24 4
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

26 45
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

A 27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

28 28
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

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
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

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

30 79
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 150
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 34
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

33 44
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

35 5
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

193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

36 10
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

37 244
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

38 163
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

39 72
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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

R 40 29
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

41 108
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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

41 32
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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

43 40
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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

44 165
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

45 65
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 89
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

47 198
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 78
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

49 226
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

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

51 80
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 52 323
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 179
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

54 103
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

55 137
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

55 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

58 25
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 68
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 61 63
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 60
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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

63 93
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 21
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

65 270
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 130
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 24
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

68 69
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

68 114
TRIBENZOR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 220
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

71 325
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 72 292
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 183
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

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

74 158
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

75 26
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 231
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A 77 87
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 106
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

79 145
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

80 171
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 12
CALCIPOTRIENE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 535
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 6
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 84 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

85 252
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

85 57
LOVAZA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

87 396
PLAVIX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 347
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 164
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

90 188
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 54
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

91 291
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

91 375
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

91 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 49
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 160
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

97 48
ALCOHOL PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

97 109
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

97 203
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 100 59
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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 100 14
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

102 208
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

102 185
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 22
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

105 104
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 105 61
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

105 55
ACTONEL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 108 470
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 108 67
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 210
NAFTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 490
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 112 199
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 113 148
DENAVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 10 114 577
CIPRODEX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 514
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 98
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

116 101
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 43
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

118 298
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 118 380
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.