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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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18,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 195 out of 5332

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 5332

438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

3% of this provider’s 420 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

39% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 420 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 438 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.44M

2012

$1.6M

2013

$1.69M

2014

$1.94M

2015

Number of Claims

14,437

2012

15,606

2013

16,051

2014

18,039

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
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

733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

1 9
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

574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

2 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

3 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

4 16
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 38
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
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

383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

9 81
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

329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 44
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

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

11 71
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 108
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

14 15
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

16 99
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

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 93
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 134
TRIBENZOR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 220
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 62
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
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, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

R 24 29
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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 101
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

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

26 64
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 5
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 122
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

30 209
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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 33
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 131
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
COREG CR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 10 34 385
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 10
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 98
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

38 259
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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 143
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

40 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 130
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 274
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

A 45 46
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 114
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 36
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

48 12
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

50 72
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

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

51 94
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 51
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 54 61
SILVER SULFADIAZINE

Treats skin infections in p... +

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

55 175
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 87
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 145
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 224
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

59 25
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

60 73
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 40
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

61 6
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 30
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

R 64 509
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

66 31
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 76
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

68 97
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

68 68
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

68 53
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 231
PLAVIX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 72 347
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A 73 88
ADVAIR HFA

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

74 432
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

74 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 49
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

76 185
ALCOHOL PREP PADS

Prep pads +

Prep pads. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

78 103
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

79 181
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 141
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 155
ZOSTAVAX

Prevents shingles (herpes z... +

Prevents shingles (herpes zoster virus). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

79 196
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 151
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

84 198
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 52
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

86 90
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 3, 2010.
  • 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.