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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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36,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2124

$3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2124

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

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

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 674 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 674 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 854 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.75M

2012

$2.58M

2013

$2.67M

2014

$3M

2015

Number of Claims

23,673

2012

32,572

2013

32,392

2014

36,014

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
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

1,557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,332

prescriptions.

229

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

1,474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

244

patients, 29% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

225

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
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

1,295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

227

patients, 27% of all patients

4 5
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

897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

829

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

6 38
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

690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

7 42
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

680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

8 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

541

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
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

621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
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

612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

11 43
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

13 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

15 59
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

534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
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

529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
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

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

19 55
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

491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

21 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

22 7
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

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

23 90
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

25 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

26 40
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

27 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

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

312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 30
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
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

307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

30 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

31 62
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

32 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

279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

33 102
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

34 67
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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 14
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

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

36 49
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

256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

38 209
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

39 97
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

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 84
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

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

41 145
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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

44 82
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

44 152
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

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

46 23
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 73
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

48 46
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 81
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

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 41
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 95
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

54 52
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

55 36
UNIFINE PENTIPS

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

56 246
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

161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

57 109
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

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

58 34
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

143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

59 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

60 151
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

61 311
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

62 179
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 147
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

64 68
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 25
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

66 167
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 69
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 75
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 141
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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 99
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

72 371
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 70
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

72 115
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

75 48
DULERA

Used to treat asthma and im... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

76 293
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

77 105
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

77 144
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 130
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 103
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 81 29
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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 107
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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 229
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

85 104
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 53
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 71
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

87 88
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 47
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

90 176
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 74
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 223
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A 92 31
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

94 98
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 72
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

96 237
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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 164
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 101
WELCHOL

Used together with diet and... +

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

99 199
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

100 166
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

R 100 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 100 77
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 103 83
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 234
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 105 100
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 235
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 197
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

108 215
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 108 54
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 177
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

110 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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 56
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 110 111
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 114 123
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

115 12
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 116 156
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 116 139
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 241
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 93
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 120 121
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 120 250
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 135
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 298
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 Sept. 8, 2016.
  • 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.